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5 Delightfully Crazy Ways People Tried To Contact the Dead

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5 Delightfully Crazy Ways People Tried To Contact the Dead. Would you believe that Edison wanted to call the spirit world on a telephone?

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The Blue Marble, an Uninterrupted Catapult-Filled Magnet Marble Run. Kaplamino overcame around 500 failures to bring you 90 seconds of pure entertainment.

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The Book That Spooked the South. David Walker’s Appeal condemned slaveholders and advocated for an uprising among enslaved people.

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A Long-Lost NASA Spacecraft Rises From the Dead. When satellite signals were detected after 13 years of silence, engineers scrambled to reboot their obsolete 2005 communications software.

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Meet British Columbia's Snow-Shoveling, Beer-Fetching, Vacuuming Dog. Morgan is a 6-year-old Newfoundland who has mastered a variety of useful tasks, including running a snowblower.

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Can You Pour Liquid from a Puzzle Jug? Tavern owners had a great time watching people try—especially after they'd had a few drinks.

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5 Key Questions for the Winter Olympics. Know what to expect, because there will definitely be changes this year.

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Then and Now: Photos of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair. More than 100 years later, some spots look the same while others are shockingly different.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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