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The Tiny Titanic

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At the time of its glorious departure and subsequent tragedy, the RMS Titanic was the largest ship on the sea. These days, the "Ship of Dreams" barely holds a candle to the 100,000-ton cruise ship that now holds the title.

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America's execution chambers are a room no one hopes to enter. This collection of photos gathered from various sources provides a glimpse into those haunting spaces.

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Eight Muppet movies and one inimitable Muppet Show later, these are the nine funniest musical numbers from the nation's most popular puppet show.

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It's commencement season again, and with each year comes a new opportunity for the famous faces of the age to make their mark with a particularly insightful, inspirational, clever speech to the children of the future. With years of great addresses dating back to 1774 in NPR's commencement speech archive, they'll have a lot to live up to.

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Over 400,000 high-res images of public domain works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection are now freely available online.

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It’s not too soon to get nostalgic about old-school video game arcades.

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Late movie critic Roger Ebert, long-time columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, is getting a posthumous movie of his own.

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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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