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Frying Eggs on the Road

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Stop frying eggs on the road! Death Valley officials are tired of cleaning up your cliché breakfast.
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Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart is the most interesting man on Wikipedia. They've never made a movie of his life because the script would be too unbelievable.
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If you're having trouble waiting for the royal baby to be born in Britain, here's something to tide you over. Six-year-old Prince Hisahito is third in line to be Emperor of Japan, and he is adorably photogenic.
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Somaliland: The East African Country That Isn't. It's more stable, progressive, and peaceful than its neighbors, but cannot get diplomatic recognition.
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Dial your phone numbers carefully. If you get it wrong, you may end up speaking to someone who can't wait to screw with your business or your life.
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In A Perfect World, These Would Be The 48 Acting Nominees For The 2013 Emmys. Even in an imperfect world, some of them may make it.
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Thousands of people have died in the Arizona desert after crossing the Mexican border. Read the story of two, whose bones were found years later.
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Are memories all stored in the brain, or elsewhere? The planarian worm shows evidence of memory even after its head is chopped off and regrown.

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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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