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AMNH's Adults-Only Sleepover

AMNH/R. Mickens
AMNH/R. Mickens

NYC's American Museum of Natural History threw an "adults-only" slumber party. One hundred and fifty lucky museum goers got to sleep under the blue whale. We're jealous!

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A "lost" Dr. Seuss collection is about to be published by Random House. Readers can look forward to more adventures with Horton the elephant.

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It turns out some people really do need more sleep than others. Scientists discovered a gene mutation that allows some to function better than others with less sleep.

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Very cool vintage wedding pictures. Some dresses stood the test of time better than others.

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This couple posed with their dog as if it was a newborn baby. The dog is a surprisingly good sport about it.

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Illustrations of objects found in Alfred Hitchcock movie murder scenes. The extremely detailed subjects get more interesting the longer you look at them.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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