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Rise of the Mammoths

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A Wooly Return

It has been thousands of years since a wooly mammoth stalked around the Earth. But they may not be dead much longer. This article tells the story of the quest to bring back animals from extinction.

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Goldblumusic

Speaking of bringing back extinct animals: Someone took Jeff Goldblum’s laugh from Jurassic Park and made a song out of it. Because why wouldn’t that happen? And, honestly, it’s pretty catchy.

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Travoltafied

John Travolta got a lot of flack for announcing Idina Menzel on the Oscars as “Adela Dazeem.” Now you can have him butcher your name, too. From here forward I shall be known as “Caitlin Parkinsmack.”

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But Will It Still Taste the Same?

This interactive pizza ordering table is really cool. But is it cool enough to overcome their pizza?

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Read Up

These fantastic quotes about books will remind you why you love to read.

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Completing the Book

After you’ve finished reading a book, take a shot at finishing the book cover. Confused? Here are some creative examples.

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Nerd Friends Don’t Suffer Poetic Exaggeration Lightly

And they’ll prove you wrong.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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