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Why Everyone's An Awful Driver

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Statistically speaking, 50 percent of drivers are worse than average. Anecdotally speaking, some days it seems like no one should be allowed behind the wheel of a car, ever. Why are people such bad drivers?

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More than just getting you from Point A to Point B, maps can help us visualize and quickly process information on subjects as varied as alcohol consumption, global internet usage, high-risk pirate zones, and rap lyrics.

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Are these pictures of hot dogs, or legs? Guessing is harder than you’d think.

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Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune has inspired board games, comic books, and a so-bad-it’s-good David Lynch film adaptation. Illustrations of the desert planet and its terrible sandworms, painted by John Shoenherr and praised by Herbert himself, have emerged from obscurity to revive Arrakis once again.

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Never mind the Fortune 500. These are the 28 Most Powerful Dogs in the World.

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So that’s why waiters personally grind the pepper for you.

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With the help of stylists, makeup artists, and their own thespian talents, these recent biopic actors managed to really become their characters.

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It couldn’t hurt to learn how to be a better Googler.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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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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