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Frying Eggs on the Road

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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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?
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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call? Various officials reveal how they pass the buck on such calls.

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Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe. Game of Thrones could learn a thing or two from Saint Olga.

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Silver Medal Shocker. The story of the notorious U.S.-USSR gold medal basketball game at the 1972 Olympics.

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Star Wars and the Strategic Use of Chasms. No real spaceship or space station will ever have that much elbow room.

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The Story of Hyperchess, a 3D Chess Game Inspired by Star Trek. Max Chappell worked for 20 years to get it right.

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In the 16th century, Dutch Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted a village scene filled with people doing nonsensical things. Netherlandish Proverbs illustrates over 100 old Dutch proverbs.

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The Slash: The 20-Foot Clearing That Stretches 5525 Miles Across World's Longest Border. You can see it in satellite images

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10 Things Done to Balls to Give Athletes a Competitive Edge. The "deflate-gate" scandal of 2015 was far from the only time it was done.

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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