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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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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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