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How To Eat Sushi

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Japanese chef Naomichi Yasuda is a man who knows his sushi, and he’s the perfect guide to teach the nuances of correct sushi-eating etiquette.

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The most meta Wikipedia page is "a list of articles comprising a list of things that are themselves lists of things, such as the lists of lists listed below."

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If a Double Stuf Oreo doesn't have enough creme filling and not even a Mega Stuf Oreo will cut it, there's always the option of a towering Mega Mega Stuf Oreo.

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Women paved the way for some of the coolest jobs often considered "men's work" today.

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Beyoncé recently tried her hand at a new art form, penning a two-page poem about her daughter, her grandmother, and her alter ego, Sasha Fierce.

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Adult women have overtaken teenage boys as the majority demographic in video gaming. 

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Photographers love to make use of natural light, and Japanese photographer Takehito Miyatake's work shows that it can come from sources other than the sun: fireflies, volcanoes, and glowing squid all make for spectacular shots.

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The current oldest wombat on Earth has been alive since before The Simpsons, the Chernobyl disaster, and the premiere of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and he's still going strong.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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