All It Takes to Create a Ghost Is a Good Story

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All It Takes to Create a Ghost Is a Good Story. Two bars in Portland are equally haunted, even though one tale was only made up recently.

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There's No Escaping "Africa." Pianist John Pumper plays all kinds of songs, but everything reverts to Toto eventually.

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Inside the Delightfully Quirky, Absolutely Fabulous, and Utterly Exhausting World of Cruise Performers. They even have their own annual awards cruise.

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On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher. Anton Wilhelm Amo Afer became a university professor in 1736.

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A Parasitic Vine That Feeds on Parasitic Wasps That Feed on Trees. It allows a baby wasp to grow up, but it will never leave the nest.

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The Weird History Behind Darth Vader's Castle. The idea was changed many times, and discarded completely many times.

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The Radical Uniforms of the Women's Baseball World Cup. Their completely normal baseball look highlights the discriminatory history of women's athletic wear.

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6 Deadly Labor Disputes. On this Labor Day, read about the pioneers of the U.S. labor movement.

Is Breakfast Cereal Good for You?

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Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good for You? Nutrition experts say it depends on which cereal you select.

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Chelsea Peretti’s Controversial Cake Photo Made the Internet Go Bananas. Everyone has an opinion on eating cake without frosting.

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The Muscogee Maintained Independence Against Colonizers for 200 Years. They realized the Europeans were trouble from the beginning.

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Let the Nomad Games Begin! The competitions in Kyrgyzstan this month including horseback wrestling, bone tossing, and dead goat polo.

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Why 95.8% of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair. The pressure for TV reporters to look a certain way is not necessarily to make them look better, but to make them less distracting.

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The Fake Neighborhoods on Google Maps. Anomalies and mistakes on the app have real-world consequences, including almost starting a war between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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The Frozen Dead of Antarctica. Some are eventually buried on the continent, others are lost to deep snow and ice, or they become part of glaciers moving toward the sea.

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14 of the World’s Coolest Ice Bars. Any of them will give you a great excuse to plan a winter getaway.

The Early History of the Batman TV Series

The Early History of the Batman TV Series. As cheesy as it seems now, it was a vast improvement over previous on-screen depictions of comic book heroes.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich. A historical background for the Singaporean wealth of Crazy Rich Asians.

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Your Earliest Childhood Memory is Probably Fake. A surprising number of people report memories from infancy.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Behind the Most Iconic Image in the Cinematic Universe. Greg Hildebrandt tells how he and his brother Tim produced the Star Wars Style B poster.

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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars? Various experts explain how Martian forensics will be different from what we know on Earth.

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23 People Who Were Born To Do Their Jobs. All are prime examples of nominative determinism.

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6 Delicious, Nutritious Vegan Pantry Essentials. Even if you're not vegan, stock these and you'll always have something to eat.

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4 Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know. We follow them unconsciously after hearing words used that way for so long.

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