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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela: The Miracle Maker. Nelson Mandela said he wasn't a saint, but he had what it took to bring democracy to South Africa.
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How the world reacted to Mandela's death in newspapers and in social media.
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20 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film has ties to almost every other movie Hollywood ever made.
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It was strange enough that the groom wore armor to the wedding. Then some really odd guests showed up to make it into a real spectacle.
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Cats can be real bullies. These cats have the household dogs terrified of crossing them.
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14 Holiday Gifts For Any Middle-earth Lover's Library. Surely the Tolkien fan in your family doesn't own all of these books already!
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The Glamourous and Scandalous Cats of Downton Tabby. Cats play all the roles in a charming set of photographs from the book Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly.
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The logic behind the world's 4 weirdest strategic reserves. It's always nice to have a spare steam locomotive in reserve in case you need to go somewhere.
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All Hail the Fail Whale! Yiying Lu's work "Lift a Dreamer" captured the hearts of Twitter users, even in their disappointment at the site.

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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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