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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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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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