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Cooling Off in Allahabad

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With the last several days reaching a scorching 113 degrees Fahrenheit in multiple regions of India, an entire nation jumps at any and every chance to cool off. 

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Season four of Eastbound and Down premieres September 29, and HBO says these eight episodes will be the last of the lovably raunchy series.

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Last week, an unmasked photo of the French pop duo Daft Punk leaked to the press. Publicity stunt or not, here are 11 more pics of recording artists without their makeup or costumes on.

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In celebration of the upcoming screening of the documentary Our Nixon in D.C., the filmmakers have released a limited supply of H.R. Haldeman bobblehead dolls for purchase. (We interviewed director Penny Lane at SXSW.)

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For those dreading the ominous march into the workplace, turn back the clock 48 hours to a blissful Cat Saturday pictorial essay.

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Two math professors at Illinois State University claimed to have come across a notebook from Abraham Lincoln's childhood—leading them to believe Honest Abe wasn't the homeschooled sort he claimed to be.

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As it turns out, southeast Alaska has quite the burgeoning rap hip-hop scene with a slew of aspiring rap artists—at least "25 serious ones."

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Tom Cruise was an inch away from landing the role of Tony Stark in the blockbuster Iron Man franchise. Here are 20 other actors who almost got a juicy part in a Hollywood smash.

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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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