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Michael Jackson's Accomplishments

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How Michael Jackson Changed Music Forever. Play the first video while you read this …it's still awesome.
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Where 11 Beloved Novels Got Their Names. Most were nicked from other literary sources.
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Are These The Ugliest Animals In The World? The endangered species are competing to be the mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
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Watch the annual world's largest tomato fight in Brunol, Spain. Charging admission this year didn't stop thousands of people from participating.
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To help David Letterman celebrate 20 years at CBS, Bill Murray outdid himself by showing up dressed as Liberace. He was also the first guest when the show debuted in 1993.
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Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living. Bob Comis write about how he found a "high, simple, and useful life."
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In the new book Gaddafi’s Harem, a woman tells about becoming the dictator's sex slave at the age of 15. And she was just one of many.
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Does sending your kid to private school make you a scourge on society? It's a choice between what's best for society in general and what's best for the child you love with all your heart.
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10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams. And how to tell the difference.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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