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26 Comic-Con Cosplayers Who Went The Extra Mile. And this was only day one of the convention!
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And the Emmy nominees are…  Once again, I've seen maybe one out of ten of these shows.
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Joyce Carol Oates posted ten writing tips on Twitter.
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17 Amazing Stories of Lost and Found Films. Now that they've been found, they are available in digital form so they may survive well into the future.
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Captain Bronson found a totally unique way to surprise his wife and children when he came home from Afghanistan. He popped up in the very last place they would have expected, but the camera saw him first.  
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Now here's how a tale told by Tweets can be compelling. Erin Faulk related a story about the time she looked for Matt Damon in Morocco.  
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After Hurricane Sandy killed many trapped laboratory animals, the USDA now requires professionals to write up a clear plan to evacuate critters in all types of emergencies. A magician with a rabbit is working on his, and so far, it's 28 pages long.
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When you get a bumblebee to stand still for a video, what do you do with him? Give him a high-five -and he'll give you one back!
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Meet the world's largest virus. It's 1000 times bigger than the flu virus, and may have to be classified as something completely new.  

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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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