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Barrie Skelcher in Vaseline Glassware
Barrie Skelcher in Vaseline Glassware

Uranium Glass Collectors

Barrie Skelcher in Vaseline Glassware
Barrie Skelcher in Vaseline Glassware

These People Love to Collect Radioactive Glass. Are They Nuts? Or are they just nuts about that greenish glow?
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10 Unconventional Uses for GPS. It’s the new way to track someone -or some thing- without the trouble of following them.
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A spearfisher off the coast of Florida encountered a 300- to 400-pound grouper. It bit off his flipper, then stole his catch and his spear, too.
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Startling Acts Of Mischief In Children's Literature. Not by the characters, but by the authors!
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The New York Times as written by stoners. The irony is that these folks believe they are being profound -at the time.
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The Top Ten Guilty Pleasure Songs, according to Spotify. Do you have a favorite you’re reluctant to admit?
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The best places to find love — and lust — according to science. I met my husband at a yard sale, which is not mentioned, for some reason.
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A Tribute to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. You know you want one, because everyone does.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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