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A Drive-Down-the-Street Artist

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Rock Solid Art

Andrea Bergart is a street artist. Literally, in that her paintings drive down the street. Check out this awesome video of her approach to painting ... cement trucks.

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Where’s Your Head At?

Answer: It might be on someone else’s body, because human head transplants are now possible.

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For Anyone That’s Ever Flown

You will enjoy this highly sarcastic, slightly passive-aggressive complaint letter.

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Oh, Now I Get It

Bob Mankoff edits the cartoons for the New Yorker, so he can explain exactly what they are.

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Super and Not-So-Super Powers

This diagram captures the powers of 600 different superheroes. Some of these won’t scare many bad guys.

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Civil Wars Scams

A handful of people over the years have claimed to be the oldest surviving Civil War vet, and a number have been disproven.

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That Doesn’t Look Good On A Marquee

Check out this list of the dumbest band names in rock history (Contains NSFW Language). This list isn’t comprehensive though. My father, who worked in radio for more than three decades, would also argue that there’s nothing dumber than having to introduce a song by a band called The The.

What other awful band names were left out?

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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