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Albert Einstein's Forgotten Inventions

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Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Albert Einstein's Forgotten Inventions. He held patents on a wide range of devices, from a refrigerator to a blouse.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Play the Forgotten Kennedy Sister in New Biopic. Rosemary Kennedy was the one who was deliberately kept out of the headlines.

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The Indestructable Alkemade. The World War II gunner survived an 18,000-foot fall without a parachute when his plane was destroyed.

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Lando's Droid is Liable to Steal the Solo Movie. L3-37 will be played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in motion capture and voice.

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The King of the Cats. An old folktale in England concerning cats takes many forms, told in different ways in different areas.

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The Truth Behind the Pope’s Ruby Red Slippers. The tradition has been handed down through centuries.

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How the Winter Olympics became the X Games. It's all about the spectators.

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10 Carnival Traditions From Around the World. The lead-up to Lent is a party wherever you go.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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