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The Oldest Selfie of All

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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 Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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