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The fastest recorded time to solve a Rubik’s Cube: 5.55 seconds–for humans. Of course, a robot recently broke that record, as a precursor to the day when machines are finally better than us at everything.

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Celebrity voice impersonations are tricky business, but this guy makes singing like 14 different famous singers seem like a breeze.

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White-walled museums and gallery exhibits are so yesterday: these sculptures can only be viewed underwater.

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The view from a plane’s cockpit is one that few people will ever get to see, but aerial photographer Alex McLean has shared some of those stunning sights with the sadly land-bound.

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Corrective helmets for babies with flat-head syndrome usually elicit worry from passers-by, but with the application of a creative paint job, the babies’ headwear can be fashionable as well as functional–to say nothing of downright cute.

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Commercials for brands can be tediously formulaic, a truth that one stock footage company has cleverly exploited with (what else?) an ad that incorporates nearly every advertising cliché there is. It’s the commercial to end commercials.

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As the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaches, a dancer who lost her leg in the attack is, with the help of a prosthetic leg, dancing again.

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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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