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Go Inside North Korea

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These 22 minutes of footage, taken with a GoPro video camera, comprise the first-ever state-sanctioned video tour of Pyongyang, North Korea. It's an eerie experience.

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Morgan Freeman's famous voice doesn't sound quite the same after an encounter with the contents of a helium balloon.

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Eating alone in public shouldn't have to be an embarrassment, so two Dutch agencies have joined forces to create a restaurant that celebrates the solo diner, instead of shaming them. However, they do ask that their not-so-lonely restaurants be a smartphone-free space.

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For some reason, China has a strange affinity for one particular Kenny G song—and no one seems to know why.

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"The Drinkable Book" probably doesn't make for very good reading, but it could save a lot of lives.

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It's strange to think that there's nothing more than an ocean separating California and Japan, Southern Florida and the Sahara, Chile and Australia. Just about every coast is directly across from some far-distant shore, which is a nice bit of knowledge to share on your next beach day out.

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Who knew that baby bottles were so much more dangerous than blow dryers?

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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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