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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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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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