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The Coloring Book of Death

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Colorful Ways to Die

If you have money to burn and like thinking about terrible ways you might meet your demise, you can donate to this Kickstarter project.

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Rethinking the World

These 57 fascinating maps will change a lot of different things you thought you understood about our world.

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Oh, and About Our World…

A study has revealed that 1 in 4 Americans don’t know the Earth revolves around the Sun. They must think they’re the center of the universe.

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Actual Underwoods

You’d think that actual members of Congress would go out of their way to avoid being compared to or associated with Francis Underwood from House of Cards. Apparently not all of them would.

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Power Laces, Alright!

That could be you saying that—NEXT YEAR! Or so says a Nike designer.

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Someone Must Have Said His Name Three Times

Beetlejuice seems like he may be on his way back to the living world.

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Don’t Mind If I Do

This headline says it all: Step Into A World of Tiny Robots & Colorful Donuts. Yes please.

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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