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The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Forest

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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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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