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Hubble Turns 24

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Happy 24th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope! Thanks for all the awesome pictures.

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After last weekend's dyed-egg bonanza, it's not too soon to start planning for next Easter. After all, it could take at least a year to replicate these delicately carved eggshell sculptures.

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From suburbia to the heart of New York City, sitcom characters always seem to have suspiciously fancy digs for what some of them make in annual salary. Real-life real estate data hints that some of them might be a little over their heads in rent.

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With 196 officially recognized countries in the world, it's hard to remember most, let alone all of them. Test how many you can remember in 12 minutes, then check your missed answers against the map of countries people are LEAST likely to remember.

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Peter Jackson changed his mind about what to call the third and final Hobbit movie.

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Forrest Gump, critically acclaimed and widely loved as it is, features a pretty weird introduction. What if Wes Anderson had directed it instead?

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The plank exercise is excellent for building core strength, but it takes a different kind of strength altogether to hold one for as long as 16-year-old Gabi Ury did to set the new world record. Talk about a workout!

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Steve Jobs, famous control freak, told someone else named Steve that he wasn't allowed to be Steve, too. Apparently at Apple, there could only be one.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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