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These Ideas Have Life

Here are eight really interesting new ways to bury the dead.

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The United States of Brands

I don’t know if I totally agree with this U.S. map of famous brands. CAT instead of McDonald’s in Illinois? GM instead of Ford in Michigan? Sure, Apple is a huge brand from California, but bigger than Disney? I’m not so sure. What do you think?

Here’s another U.S. map. This one shows what each state name means.

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Snuggle Up to A Fortune

You will be so depressed about how much money the Snuggie has made that you’ll want to just curl up on the couch under a, well, Snuggie. That’s how they get you.

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It’ll Be Like You Beat the Black Sox

Just buy this and you can skip the parts where they intentionally lose and they all get banned and one of them shows up in an Iowa cornfield years later.

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Crazy at the Canyon

Nik Wallenda is far from the first to think of using the Grand Canyon as the setting for a dangerous stunt.

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The Sugarland Express

All aboard this train cake. This gigantic train is literally made of cake.

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Cabbage Circadian

It turns out vegetables can also suffer from jet lag.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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