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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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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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