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The World's Most Expensive Eggs

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The World's Most Expensive Eggs. The imperial history of Fabergé eggs.

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This Scientist Raised His Baby Son With a Baby Chimp. It was a horrid idea even for 1931, before scientific ethics boards existed.

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When an English Lit Major Tried to School Isaac Asimov. In return, he got an essay on shifting degrees of wrongness.

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Why Is My Face Changing Shape as I Get Older? A variety of experts explain what creates the stranger in the mirror.

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Egoistic Altruism: A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place. Modern life doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

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A Cat, A Bulldog, and a Lobster Walk Into a Harlem Restaurant … That setup led to a melee that made the papers in 1910.

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We Tried Mark Zuckerberg's Tricks for Looking Taller in Photos. They might work for you, too!

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15 Historical Complaints About Young People Ruining Everything. It's been going on for all of recorded history.

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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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