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What It's Like to Live Surrounded by Cemeteries

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What It's Like to Live Surrounded by Cemeteries. At least the neighbors are quiet.

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United States of Protest: A Citizen's Guide to 250 Years of Resistance. The country was born as a protest against Britain, and since then, we've taken it to the streets quite often.

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Legoland Created a Miniature Version of the Royal Wedding Using 39K Bricks. In addition to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, their families, and the wedding party, there's a scale replica of Windsor Castle.

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Where Have All the Bloody Teaspoons Gone? Scientists at an Australian research institute did a study on the phenomena of disappearing workplace spoons.

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Inside the Secret Cities That Created the Atomic Bomb. Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford/Richland, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, wouldn't exist without the Manhattan Project.

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Mark Rober Intentionally Dropped 200 Wallets in 20 Cities to Find Out Which City is the Most Honest. The results should restore your faith in humanity.

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You Can Always Count on an Airport Bar. It's where you can waste time without feeling guilty about it.

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25 of History's Greatest Moms. They were famous for something else, but their kids knew their maternal side.

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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
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Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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