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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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