7 Truly Odd Monuments

7 Truly Odd Monuments. From weird modern art to those whose purpose has been lost in time.

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What the Novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adds to the Movie. It includes a funeral and what Luke was doing during those lost years.

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When Neighbors Were the Morality Police. If authorities wouldn't enforce justice, sometimes a mob would take a stand.

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Prom and Homecoming Royalty of the 1970s. When fashion was all about the hair.

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Are Home Renovations Necessary? "Take a moment to consider this simple idea: There is nothing wrong with your house."

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These Photos Captured What Happened When the United States Started to Ration Shoes During WWII. Americans were only allowed three new pairs a year.

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The 2018 All Hockey Hair Team has been Announced. The very Minnesotan presentation leads to a surprise #1.

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airline Pilots. The job comes with plenty of restrictions as well as perks.

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would

The Senator Who Stood Up to Joseph McCarthy When No One Else Would. Margaret Chase Smith defended civil liberties even when it meant crossing party lines.

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The 10 Worst Hurricanes of All Time. Present company excepted.

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What Happens When a 17-Year-Old Pilot Loses Her Landing Gear on a Solo Flight? Maggie Taraska kept her cool, followed directions, and landed the plane.

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Revisiting the First 10 Seasons of Murphy Brown. A refresher course before the series is resurrected later this month.

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Star Wars’s Biggest Blunder Isn’t What You Think. Fans who disliked The Last Jedi are operating with nostalgia glasses.

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A Plan to Build a Genetic Noah’s Ark Includes a Staggering 66,000 Species. The Vertebrate Genomes Project (VGP) aims to save the DNA even if we can't save the species.

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The Real Reason Apple is Now Selling 7 Different iPhones at Once. The answer lies overseas.

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When McDonald’s Invented Bubble Gum-Flavored Broccoli. It went over as well as you would imagine.

10 Famous Actors and Their Weirdest Film Choices

Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Marlon Brando in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
New Line Cinema

10 Famous Actors and Their Weirdest Film Choices. You might be intrigued enough to seek one or two of them out to watch.

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Fabulous Food Chains and the Dirt on Decomposers. A crash course on how life on Earth works.

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How to Turn Plants Into Tinctures, Like an Ancient Alchemist. They won't heal you, but they will bring new flavors into your life.

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A Brief History of Mail-Order Brides. Whether you call it arranged marriage, mail-order bride, online dating, or matchmaking, the procedures are similar.

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Resilience and Recipes in a Jewish Cookbook Written by Concentration Camp Prisoners. Fantasy dishes and flavors from memory offered comfort in a time of despair.

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The Admiral Faces a Mutiny. The respected naval officer Joseph Giles Eaton died from arsenic poisoning, but would anyone pay for the crime?

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The Oracle of Oyster River. A 95-year-old hermit has some ideas for saving our natural world.

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How Long It Took 30 Writers to Finish Their Famous Novels. They range from a couple of days to a couple decades.

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