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Chocolate-Flavored Fruit

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Time for dessert: is it better to indulge in the chocolate pudding, or virtuously opt for fresh fruit? Black sapote, a little-known tropical delicacy, makes the choice much easier.

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A four-year-old ate her way through the entire tasting menu at The French Laundry (arguably the best restaurant in the country). Her facial expressions tell the whole story.

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With a sprinkle of this and a handful of that, instant ramen can easily become a meal worth talking about.

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A bouquet of tulips can be a delight; an aerial view of Dutch tulip fields in all their meticulously planted, rainbow-striped glory is breathtaking.

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Raising kids these days can be expensive: more expensive than 250 Macbook Airs, seven years in Disneyland, or even a ticket to outer space.

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Can hot dogs be romantic? It seemed to work for the man who used 1,001 of them to propose to his now-fiancée.

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Rather than merely retouching antique plate glass portraits, one photographer is using her imagination to breathe new life into old photographs, inventing colorful backstories for black-and-white models.

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The iconic Batman logo has come a long way in its 75 years.

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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