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How Chinese Ingenuity Destroyed Salad Bars

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Some Chinese Pizza Hut patrons found a clever way to make their one trip to the salad bar count. “Salad stacking” was so successful in gaming the system, in fact, that most Pizza Huts in China no longer offer a salad bar.

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A 1928 issue of Science and Invention magazine featured a "What's Wrong With This Picture?"-style cover that included 48 scientific mistakes. Finding them all was worth $500 in prizes—or almost $7000 in today's currency.

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Rather than staying behind the camera, photographer Dita Pepe inserted herself into the picture, blending into a series of “Self Portraits” where she took on the appearance of her other subjects. Like a chameleon, she fits in so well that it’s hard to imagine the scenes without her.

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These book-inspired ice cream flavors sound delicious. "War and Peach" would be particularly delicious on a hot, lazy summer's day of the variety that war-torn Russia wouldn't have known anything about.

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A year of sky on Earth is a beautiful, mesmerizing sight.

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Edward Snowden first disappeared into Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on June 23, but his face has been popping up everywhere since then—not just in that one ubiquitous image every news outlet has been using exhaustively, but in street art and homemade graphic t-shirts.

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Microsoft Paint doesn’t have much in the way of fancy effects or special features, but the basics are just enough for the 97-year-old former typographer who creates detailed pixel paintings with the software.

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Once a year in July, wolves raised in Indiana’s Wolf Park get a summer treat: a watermelon each, stuffed with such wolfish delicacies as pig ears, cheese, and dog biscuits. Yum?

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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