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The Teeny Tiny History of the World

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Pared down, the history of the world can fit into a book the size of someone's thumb.

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Want a little light reading over lunch, but forgot to bring a book? Thanks to author Jonathan Safran Foer, a Chipotle burrito now comes with a side of story, with original works by the likes of Toni Morrison, George Saunders, and Foer himself printed on the fast-casual chain's paper products.

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In 1611, astronomer Johannes Kepler interviewed 11 candidates to be his future wife. He failed to connect with any of them, but he could have been much more successful if he'd applied the correct mathematical strategy to solve "The Marriage Problem."

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Photography has come a long way since the very first color photographs of the United States.

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Director Zack Snyder just released the first promotional image for his upcoming Batman movie, featuring the Caped Crusader in a batsuit that is both new and borrowed from the costumes of a long line of predecessors.

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No one is surprised that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R. R. Martin writes all his books on a DOS computer from 1987 without spellcheck, because of course he does.

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Plain apples and oranges are getting a bit of a makeover, as gardeners get creative with uniquely bred fruits and vegetables that won't be found at the local supermarket.

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Flappy Bird, the addictive smartphone game that distracted everyone from the work they should have been doing until its creator took it down, is coming back.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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