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Doctor Who Trivia

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39 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Doctor Who. I loved the story about the fourth Doctor’s knitted scarf.
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14 Stunning Book Illustrations Brought To Life. The Smithsonian Libraries turned images from past centuries into delightful animated gifs.
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10 Films That Changed Filmmaking. No, you haven’t seen them all, but you might want to.
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10 Typographic Art Installations. You don’t have to be a font nerd to appreciate the way they make us think.
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9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home. And the views are lovely, too.
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The Secret Rules of Adjective Order. We know that you don’t wear a purple pretty shirt; you wear a pretty purple shirt, but how do we know that?
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Watch the World’s Best Yo-Yo-er Show Off His Mad Skills. Gentry Stein was the top contender in the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest‘s 1A division in Prague.
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The US States With The Best And Worst School Systems. Some of the worst educational outcomes are in states that spend a lot of money on schools.
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Ghosts of the Freedom Summer. Nikole Hannah-Jones retraces her family’s Civil Rights activities in Mississippi 50 years ago.
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10 Artists Who Work in Trees. Although it’s nice to imagine being creative in a treehouse, these artists use trees as their art medium.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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