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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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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer. Starring Rami Malik as Freddie Mercury, the film covers the rise of Queen from 1970 to 1985.

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These Photos Show How Much Public Transportation Has Changed In America. Imagine traveling on a turnpike in a horse and buggy.

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The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans. An encounter in the wilderness of Peru’s Candamo Valley highlights the uniqueness of the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat. 

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The Truth Behind Jeff Goldblum’s Iconic Jurassic Park Shirtless Scene Finally Emerges. It wasn't in the original script.

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A New Study Brings Us Closer to Understanding if Jupiter's Moon Europa Could Host Alien Life. Data from the Galileo mission two decades ago indicates water on the surface.

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How to Make Perfect Fried Rice. Although it is "perfect," commenters suggest variations for different tastes anyway.

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I Love Department Stores. They make shopping a unique and pleasant experience.

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12 Habits That Are Costing You Money. Changing the little things can add up over time.

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