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Airlifting a Rhino

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This Is How You Airlift A Rhino To Safety. Transport by helicopter is faster and less jarring than riding in a truck.
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Moe is pretty good at playing Jenga, despite the fact that he’s a cat. He takes his turns, but eventually gets impatient with how slow the game goes.
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An Anonymous Real Estate Magnate Is Giving Away Cash on Twitter. Good news if you live in San Francisco, but more of southern California is next.
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The Untold Stories Behind 10 Rock ‘n’ Roll Threesomes. Threesomes in songs, that is, with humorous conjecture to make them a bit more entertaining.
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Taylor Crafton graduated from high school while her father was deployed to Cuba with the Air Force. But Crafton got a big surprise on stage when Dad, having gotten a last-minute leave, came out to congratulate her.
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9 Muses Who Inspired Incredible Literature.
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Photographer Tim Dodd bought a Russian high-altitude space suit in an auction. To put the suit to good use, he did a photo series called “Everyday Astronaut.”
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Ellis Island’s Doubled-Edged Legacy. While people from all over the world came to America, our policies bounced between welcoming and racist.
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Why Americans spend less of their income on food than any other country. It’s true, despite the fact that we eat so much more of it.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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