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11-story LEGO Tower

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Students at John Dickinson High School in Delaware built a 113-foot tower out of LEGO bricks. They set a new world record and learned a lesson in teamwork.
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How the Internet's creepiest meme mutated from thought experiment to Hollywood blockbuster. If the copyright issues can be sorted out, you might see Slenderman at a theater near you.
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35 Popular Bands That Started Out With Painfully Awkward Names. I kind of like Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions and The Polka Tulk Blues Band.
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Georgia Tech kid gives an “epic” convocation speech. I don't know a thing about engineering, but all of the sudden I'm inspired to matriculate.
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The Undogly Life of a Presidential Pet. Bo, the First Dog, needed a companion because he can't roam and socialize like other dogs.
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General Mills Will Release All Five Of The Monster Cereals For Halloween This Year. Somehow I missed that they have been released seasonally, or that there were ever five of them.
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Get ready for another way to get your daily dose of caffeine! A new body spray will send it right through your skin.
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Outlaws as Folk Heroes. There's something very satisfying about seeing someone stick it to the man, the way we would never do.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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