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The Oldest Selfie of All

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Library of Congress

In 1839, a young chemist in Philadelphia took the first-ever photographic self-portrait—the most vintage "selfie" in history.

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The Richards family of Australia has reclaimed the world record for most lights on a residential property, with 502,165 LEDs in a dazzling holiday display that costs about $2291 a month to run. Luckily, a local renewable energy company is picking up the tab.

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Now you can simply Google your way into Mordor.

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Sick of leftover turkey sandwiches yet? A microscopic view of traditional Thanksgiving foods might pique your interest anyway.

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"The Swing at the End of the World" is no ordinary playground attraction.

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The scaled-down gingerbread replicas of famous art museums created during Art Basel Miami look so convincingly like their life-size counterparts that it might take a few bites to tell the difference.

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Is honey healthier than refined sugar? Sort of.

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The longest-married couple in America, with 81 shared years behind them, has some words of wisdom for the rest of us young whippersnappers.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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Warner Home Video

25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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