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The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Forest

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Bayou Corne sinkhole has been eating a hole in Louisiana for a year now. Watch the 24-acre hole swallow up a clutch of huge cypress trees this week.
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7 Stunning Pieces Of Book Art. A new book by Laura Heyenga counts the many ways we recycle old paper into literary artworks.
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How to Get Fired in Spectacular Fashion. A few examples show us the art of a memorable public dismissal.
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How much does your favorite TV star make? More than most of us will see in a lifetime.
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See some Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Sets of Famous Music Videos. Certainly a different view from what we are used to seeing.
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A D.C. Urban Mom moved out of the city and is shocked to see wildlife invade her backyard. The solution is to sell your home to someone who'd appreciate seeing deer, rabbits, raccoons, and birds.
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Law & Order: SVU is doing the Trayvon Martin incident, with a little, er, big twist. They're using the Paula Deen story in the same episode -guess who pulls the trigger.
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Why the Fukushima radioactive leak is worse than we thought. 79,000 gallons of highly radioactive cooling water is nothing to sneeze at.
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For years people have asked if we could bring our Amazing Fact Generator to Facebook. Consider it done!

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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2017 College Football Preview
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Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

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The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

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The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

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Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

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The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

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5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

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This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

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