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In Japan, catching a glimpse of a work of art can be as simple as looking down.

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It takes a creative eye and clever composition to avoid taking a photo of a famous landmark that looks just like everyone else’s, but these alternative vacation viewpoints should help to put the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Pyramids, and more celebrated sites into perspective.

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Is your computer in need of some geeky decorative flair? How about upgrading to a fully functioning keyboard made entirely out of Lego bricks?

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Marvel Comics has turned out a steady stream of blockbuster superhero films the past few years, but not all their ideas have been hits.  It’s probably a good thing that some of their weirder ideas never made it to the movie theater.

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It’s hard to believe, but Gilles Cenazandotti’s colorful, complex, life-size animal sculptures are made of nothing more than beach junk.

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Scientists are calling their latest dinosaur discovery “the chicken from hell.”

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Shark Tank, a TV show premised on offbeat inventors pitching their creations to would-be investors, has helped a lot of excellent ideas reach an audience—as well as quite a few very weird ones

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There’s been plenty of controversy lately over whether or not museum-goers should be allowed the privilege of snapping photos of their visits, but some museums have embraced social media for the better, with Instagram accounts that share works of art with the masses.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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