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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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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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