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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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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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