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Found Paintings

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Approximately one billion dollars worth of paintings from Henri MatissePablo PicassoMarc Chagall and Paul Klee were discovered in an apartment in Munich. They're currently in the German government's possession, so, sorry, no auction anytime soon.

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Twerking, your friend's amateur photography, anyone who says "YOLO" and 21 more things you never need to see on Facebook. Ever again.

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A Florida town is being terrorized by angry chickens, and the local news report is perfect.

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Two planes crashed in mid-air, but they were filled with skydivers. So nobody died.

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On this list of 50 incredibly tough books for extreme readers, it amazes me there isn't mention of Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon. Is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion really more difficult? 

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Man eats 121 Twinkies in six minutes.

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8 rustic (but luxurious) beach escapes.

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Study shows the legal marijuana market is poised to grow faster than smartphones.

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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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