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Balancing Between Hot Air Balloons

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The Skyliners are a group of French thrill-seekers who display an endless capacity to prioritize said thrills over fear. Their latest adventure involves tightrope walking between two hot air balloons.
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A new species of jellyfish has been discovered after it washed up on a beach in Tasmania. It's large and gooey and kind of gross looking.
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Former executive editor Bill Keller is leaving the New York Times to join media start-up The Marshall Project. Read what he had to say about the surprising move.
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A mural tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman has appeared in Manhattan's East Village. The memorial was done by street artist Michael DeNicola (a.k.a. Ink Lungs).
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The Sochi Winter Olympics are the most expensive Games in history. Check out a series of graphic representations of where all that money went.
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This 23-foot long chart shows 5885 years of history, from 4004 B.C. to 1881 A.D. Scroll around for everything from the Tower of Babel to the invention of the spinning wheel.
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In a 1981 clip from The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, Muhammad Ali talks a Vietnam Vet off a ledge in L.A.
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Famous chefs weigh in on which vegetables are overrated and which are underrated. Kale does not get much love.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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