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The True History of the Orient Express

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The True History of the Orient Express. The real story is as alluring as the new Hercule Poirot film.

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Why Early American Feminists Owe It to the French. They paid attention to what women were doing during the French Revolution.

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What a Disney Takeover of 21st Century Fox Could Mean for Pop Culture. The giant resulting company could join fractured parts of several franchises.

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The Zombie Diseases of Climate Change. As the ice caps and the tundra thaw, long-dormant pathogens can escape.

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The Best Western Movies Ever Made. The dying genre is still around for home viewing, so choose wisely.

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met. Your "shadow profile" has information you've never shared.

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How One Veteran is Using Standup to Heal the Wounds of War. Sgt. Michael Carrasquillo gets to tell his battlefront tales to an audience every weekend.

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Why There Are So Many Bicycles in the Netherlands. It's a holdover from a 1973 experiment.

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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