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Why Skiing and Shooting?

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What's With the Biathlon?

If you saw the Biathlon at the Olympics this week, you were likely wondering why skiing and rifle shooting were ever combined into a single event. Well, there’s a reason.

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I’ll Walk, Thank You

You might have thought twice about taking the New York City subway back in the early '80s.

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Or, Better Yet, Ride A Bike

Maybe you can use one of the world's weirdest bikes.

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First Trip Through the Neighborhood

The first color episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered 45 years ago today. Check out the recap and some pics. That dude always could rock a cardigan.

He was one very wise man.

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Playing in the Backyard

This family doesn’t care for backyard football. They built a luge track out of snow. Coolest (and most insane?) parents ever.

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Do You Remember?

Is it really possible to implant false memories into the mind of other people?

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Is That A Drum Set In Your Pants or…

Oh, it is a drum set in your pants? Wow, that’s awesome. I need to get Drum Pants, so that anytime someone makes a bad joke near me, I can just do this.

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The Real King of Late Night

There has been a lot of talk lately about The Tonight Show. If you never had a chance to watch Johnny Carson host that show, you might want to watch this excellent American Masters episode about his life and career. It’s long but worth it.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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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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