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Fun Facts for the Fourth

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July. Now you'll look knowledgable and have plenty to talk about at the family picnic.
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How to keep your dog from going nuts during Fourth of July fireworks. The advice from Cesar Millan is very different from what you'd expect.
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DJ Earworm makes it possible for you to listen to all the hottest songs of this summer at the same time. The mashup is more than the sum of its parts.
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Feeling patriotic yet? You'll feel even more so after viewing these Captain America cosplayers. And even more here.
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Witness the joy, the excitement, and the enthusiasm of dogs playing with sprinklers.
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Feminist Disney smashes the patriarchy in your childhood favorites. Meet the woman behind the Tumblr blog that's taking on the Mouse in a big way.
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It's become more accepted to drink with co-workers—sometimes even at the office. But this acceptance doesn't extend to women, who are held to a different standard at the workplace.
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Pluto's two recently-discovered moons were given names associated with the mythology of the underworld (like Pluto itself). When are they going to start using Star Trek mythology, like they should?

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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