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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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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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