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Just Because They’re Called Stars...

Doesn’t mean they know anything about the actual stars, or gravity, the tides, biology, or anything else of a scientific nature.

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Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Horses Are Hard to Draw

Maurice Sendak originally intended the book to be about wild horses.

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Only the Fittest Survive Marriage

An illustrated guide to Darwin’s thoughts on marriage, and some of his other, more well-known thoughts.

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Bus Stop Star

What if you were sitting at a bus stop, looked over and saw yourself starring on a videoboard. The speed and skill with which this prank is pulled off is really impressive.

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This Episode Brought to You By the Number 10 to 20

Sesame Street has produced new content intended for children with a parent serving time in jail.

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Building Blocks

Read the story of how Melissa & Doug built one of the best children’s toy businesses around (That’s my humble opinion as the father of 3- and 2-year old boys).

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Crime Doesn’t Pay

In fact, you may pay. With your fingers.

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Get Your Kicks

I think you know where.

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The Last Incan Suspension Bridge

It's at least 500 years old, made entirely of grass, and woven by hand.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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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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