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Eva-Lotta Lamm via Flickr
Eva-Lotta Lamm via Flickr

Seeing Faces in Strange Places

Eva-Lotta Lamm via Flickr
Eva-Lotta Lamm via Flickr

Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon that allows people to see faces or figures in random objects, like buildings, bowling balls, and bird droppings. It’s such a common occurrence that the Faces in Places Flickr group alone has over 20,000 submissions.

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Nothing can ruin the finer things in life faster than an overzealous fan base. Ruined By Its Fans? attempts to quantify how much damage Apple customers, coffee addicts, yoga evangelists, etc. have done to the things they love—looks like bicycling and Monty Python have taken the hardest hits.

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Instagram user @Peejet either spends a lot of time being photographed with the hottest figures in hip-hop, or he’s just handy with Photoshop.

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Will Smith and family have saved all of humanity in at least a dozen movies so far.

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New York City’s Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its 100th anniversary with an exhibit displaying objects retrieved from the Lost and Found by one family’s four generations of train conductors, including a discarded engagement ring and a spoiled 13-year-old’s travel diary.

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Someone got very, very lucky on Wheel of Fortune and walked home with the improbable million-dollar prize.

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It’s hard to make a good cup of tea using water from the microwave.

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With a little stop-motion magic, anyone can ride a flying broomstick in real life.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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