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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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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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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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