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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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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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