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Pasta Behind the Scenes

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Take an illustrated, virtual trip to Italy and the home of the world’s largest pasta producer.

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Would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized horses or a single horse-sized duck? Arnold Schwarzenegger has the answer to this one.

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Given the chance, who wouldn’t want to sing a duet with Billy Joel? Jimmy Fallon, late-night TV host and very lucky man, will have to stand in for all of us.

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The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have captured the spirit of people and places across the globe, with a few elephants and orangutans thrown in for fun.

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Even animals are subject to a foreign language barrier—except, for some reason, cats.

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Yes, it was an act of criminal trespass, but it is at least a little bit impressive that a 16-year-old managed to sneak his way to the top of the 1776-foot-tall Freedom Tower.

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On Spike Aerospace’s “windowless supersonic business jets” of the future, every seat is a window seat. Passengers will finally get to enjoy the mid-air view as they fly high above the clouds—never mind the cabin pressure.

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Afraid to delve into the world of stinky cheeses? Fear no more.

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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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