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Surprising Oscar Winners

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12 Movies You Won’t Believe Are Oscar Winners. Considering the Academy's reluctance to give an Oscar to a comedy, that is.
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9 Horrifying Creatures That Are Real Life Vampires. From fish to birds to insects, they're all out for blood.
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Meet BG: The Johannesburg Zoo’s Tweeting Honey Badger. The zoo rigged the badger's cage with automatic cameras for a non-stop stream of image Tweets.
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Why aren't there more solar plants in the desert? What seems like a winning idea isn't as easy as it sounds.
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Just when you thought SyFy movies couldn't get any more ridiculous, they combine a natural disaster with a predator. Behold, the trailer for Sharknado!
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Ten Sleepy Animals. They don't do anything but look adorable, but isn't that all you really want?
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Nine life lessons you can learn from Hamlet. The title character overthinks everything, so that you don't have to.
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11 movies in which Washington, D.C. get destroyed. What has Hollywood got against the capital these days?
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5 shocking facts about the painkiller epidemic among women. Five times as many women die from painkillers now as in 1999.
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7 July 4th Traditions from Around the Nation. Do you have any others to add?

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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