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The Insane Kowloon Walled City

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Hong Kong’s insane Kowloon Walled City. The rabbit warren of high rise buildings housed 33,000 people with no police protection, few utilities, and barely any sunlight.
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12 Amazing Before-And-After Pictures Of Rescue Dogs. Their facial expressions say as much as their physical conditions.
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A small bear thinks he can negotiate a high line to retrieve a tasty beaver. His heroic stunt saved him, as the hunters were laughing too hard to shoot.
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15 Times You Might Have Seen Jon Hamm On Television And Didn’t Even Know It. He had a lot of roles before Mad Men made him famous.
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Papier-Mâché Pandas Are Taking Over the World. Paulo Grangeon's traveling exhibit has 1,600 of them.
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A very personal history of getting fired over a blog. It happens more than you’d think, and that’s how we get full-time bloggers.
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When 18-year-old Rachel Canning sued her parents for support, she appeared to be the definition of a spoiled brat. But you can’t always blame the parents for how a child turns out.
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Elephants make a mess when they tramp through the jungle and tear down trees. But their destruction is surprisingly beneficial to other animals.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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