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Food Fight!

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The streets of Buñol, Spain got saucy during the city's annual La Tomatina festival, featuring 20,000 participants engaging in a tomato-throwing free-for-all.

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A lost chapter from an early draft of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features a scene in the Vanilla Fudge Room so unsettling that it was excised from published editions.

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Some classic novels have first lines so iconic that they can be recognizably translated into nothing more than a string of emojis.

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Recent New York City transplant Jonathan Novick created a short film, in part using a hidden camera, to illustrate his experiences living with dwarfism in hopes of raising public awareness of the unique struggles little people face every day.

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Longtime Lou Gehrig's disease sufferer Stephen Hawking declined to undertake the Ice Bucket Challenge for health reasons, but his children valiantly took the icy cold hit on his behalf.

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In a publicity stunt to demonstrate the effectiveness of his company’s new steam cleaner, one dedicated brand manager put his mouth where his money is by literally eating off the floor of a filthy subway station.

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The North Pond Hermit, who lived alone in the woods of Maine for almost 30 years, reluctantly tells the story of his isolated existence.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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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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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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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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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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