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Lion Cubs Go Swimming

The National Zoo's youngest lions have just passed their first swimming test.

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Throwing the famed first pitch of a Major League Baseball game is usually a privilege reserved for politicians and the celebrities du jour, but a recent Royals vs. Padres game was the first to have a dinosaur do the honors.

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Vladimir Putin claims that Russia has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere—which is to say, of course, the contested territory of Crimea. But if international powers adopted such linguistic boundaries, the map of the world would look very different.

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The hats at this year's Kentucky Derby did not disappoint.

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Life may be the longest thing anyone does, but it's still a shock to see a simple online graphic lay out the years, months, and weeks of a single life on a computer screen.

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Mid-twentieth century automakers sometimes knew that when it came to cars, bigger wasn't always better. In comparison to today's massive SUVs, microcars of the '40s and '50s seem kitschy and downright small.

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Plenty of people are swearing off gluten these days, including those who don't necessarily have any reason to do so, but as Jimmy Kimmel's street team proved, a surprising number of those people don't quite understand what gluten even is.

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Don't count on dolphins to come through for you in the event of a shark attack.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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