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Taking Pictures That Sparkle

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Painting With Sparklers

I know you have sparklers lying around that you’re not thrilled to use today. So why not use them instead to create some really amazing photographs?

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If You Buy American

If you’re a U.S. consumer, you’ll likely recognize each of the jingles jammed into this quick ditty.

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As American As Spam

Unfortunately, the junk mail seems to be more quintessentially American these days than the canned meat product. And spam mail continues to evolve to try to find its mark.

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That Museum Is Really Moving

No, seriously, it’s REALLY moving.

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Thank You Caesar Rodney

Even though nobody remembers you or these other completely ignored founding fathers.

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The British Village That Loves Independence Day

Warton, Lancashire always joins in the celebration.

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Joe Jackson Wasn’t Alone

Some of these other athletes had interesting shoeless moments also.

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Isn’t It Ironic?

I have an English degree and I’m still not 100 percent sure if some of these photographs can be defined as irony.

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Where Are They Now: Ricky Bobby Edition

On America’s big day let’s find out what happened to one of America’s biggest (fictional) sports heros.

And if you haven’t gotten enough Will Ferrell, here’s his famous impression of Harry Caray mixed with one of this year’s most famous songs.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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