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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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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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