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Life As A Snail

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Snails make excellent, if teeny-tiny, models for the most magical macro photography series.

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Dinah Fried’s photo recreations of the most famous meals in literature allow both foodies and litterateurs to vicariously experience the eating experiences of Holden Caulfield, Esther Greenwood, and Gregor Samsa, though some meals are sparser than others–for example, Oliver Twist’s.

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This fifth-grader is not thrilled to be “celebrating” National Poetry Month.

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Not a great dancer? Watch a series of professional dancers work their way through moves beginning with every letter of the alphabet, and by the time you get to Z, you should be ready to groove.

In a fight between Shakespeare and William Shatner, who would win?

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Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, and according to pop culture, power turns children into little devil-monsters.

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Ukrainian Easter eggs take quite a bit more effort than a standard dip-and-dye egg, but the payoff (in the form of ornately detailed, extravagantly hand-decorated works of art) is worth it.

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The White House is having problems with a furry intruder.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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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
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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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