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Giant Beach Illusions

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New Zealand artist Jamie Harkins creates giant optical illusions in beach sand. You’ll want to dance on them yourself!
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5 Hilariously Bad First Drafts Of Classic Books. They aren’t real, but imagining they are is encouraging to the rest of us aspiring writers.
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Kevin and Beverly are the reigning World Salsa Champions, in the 6- to 7-year-old category. Still, they dance better than anyone I know ever will.
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28 Years Later, The Animals Of Chernobyl Have Reclaimed Their Homeland... At A Price. It will be 20,000 years before humans can safely live there again.
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Here’s How Much of Your Life You’ll Spend Binge-Watching These Popular Shows. Note that you really don’t have to do it all in one gulp, marathon-style.
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Watch 12-year-old Feng Hui compete in the Freestyle Roller Skating Grand Prix in Shanghai in 2011. She’s as smooth as Michael Jackson, and has the hat to prove it.
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Why The Walking Dead is not on NBC. They suggested a slight change in the concept.
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Economists Slam the War on Drugs in a New London School of Economics Report. The efforts to prohibit drugs have cost us far more than the benefits are worth.
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How to live happily ever after, according to science. It’s a matter of putting in the effort, plus a few tricks you can learn.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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