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Weekend Links: A Photobooth Mystery

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Talk about self(ie)-obsessed: One man patronized a photobooth 445 times over 30 years, and we have the pictures to prove it.

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One very skilled seamstress has made sure her daughter’s dress-up box blows every other child’s out of the water, constructing over a dozen replica Disney costumes (princesses, villains, and Mary Poppins alike) in miniature for a child who will inevitably be sad to outgrow them.

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Even in the midst of war, a group of Syrian artists have used remnants of their broken capital city to construct a multimedia work of art in Damascus that set a new Guinness World Record for largest mural.

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Disgruntled How I Met Your Mother fans will welcome the unofficial video that “fixes” the series’ widely unsatisfactory ending, allowing them to pretend that it never happened.

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen are acclaimed thespians, best friends, and shameless New York City tourists.

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It’s been a prolific 40 years since Stephen King published his first novel. 64 books later, how do all of his works stack up against each other?

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Identical twins may be look-alikes at birth, but not so much fifty years later.

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Yes, it's possible to open a bottle of wine with a shoe, but it's not easy. Maybe just buy a corkscrew.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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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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