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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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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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