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NFL Prospect Comes Out

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University of Missouri defensive lineman comes out. High-ranking NFL prospect Michael Sam is now on the road to becoming the first active gay football player.
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Exquisite Photos of Grandiose Movie Palaces. Franck Bohbot captures stunning images of theaters around Los Angeles that epitomize the old Hollywood glamour of movie-going.
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Free Play: An abstract playground for fostering creativity. Inspired by modern art, a father creates a series of nonspecific modular play structures designed to appeal to his daughters' imagination.
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Critics' early reactions to the Beatles. "Not even their mothers would claim that they sing well," and other reviews history has disagreed with.
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A mother responds to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's controversial comments about "distressed babies." The mother of the very baby he was referring to.
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Answers to everything you might have been wondering about ski jumping. With lots of incredible photos, of course.
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Agent Anna Goodson commissioned a series of illustrations in support of gay rights in Russia. The mustaches are my personal favorite.
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How to mount a PS4 Vita onto the DualShock controller. A hack inspired by kids' desire for a portable device.

Miss Cellania is off this week.

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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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