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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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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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