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The Astonishing Post

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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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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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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