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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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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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