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It Burns So Good

Here’s why you love Sriracha.

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Blue Bloods of the Sea

If you’ve ever received an injection from a doctor, the chances are you’ve benefitted from a sea creature with “a hidden chemical superpower”. Check out how horseshoe crabs have changed medical science.

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Rockin’ in the U-S-A

Here is the favorite band of each of the 50 states.

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The Man’s Middle Name is Hellion. Seriously.

Crispin Glover (George McFly, Bartleby, the most frightening Letterman guest ever) recently did a Reddit AMA where he shared a bunch of interesting insights and a talk show appearance where he discussed his disappointment at the ending of Back to the Future.

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Penny For Your Thoughts

Or maybe it takes 11 fake plastic pennies for your thoughts. It’s tough to tell because the fake money market is really volatile

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Timing Is Everything

Here are 50 photographs taken at the exact right moment.

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OK, So We’ll Leave This One Out of the Next Winter Olympics

These guys put on their Speedos, swim caps and goggles and were all ready for some snow swimming. It turns out that can get pretty cold.

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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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