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Crowdfunding the USS Enterprise

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The town of Vulcan, Alberta, is trying to raise $2 trillion to build the USS Enterprise. They won’t reach that goal, but they will get a lot of Trekkies to come visit them.
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See how U.S. presidents’ appearances change during their terms in office. The weight of the world ages one quickly.
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One father’s teenagers wouldn’t listen to him, so he turned to YouTube to get their attention. He posted this instructional video on how to change a toilet paper roll.
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Russian dash cams capture some amazing scenes, since they are always on. This one not only captured a traffic incident, but also a beatdown from a gang of cartoon characters.
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The Man Who Dissolved His Wife. The evidence was right there in his sausage factory.
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A mongoose has courage that far outweighs its size. This one stood firm against an entire pride of lions -on video.
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Watch Tokyo roads transform into dazzling tunnels of light. This kaleidoscope is brought to you by the art of filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo.
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The Top 10 Things Your Nails Say About Your Health. Looking at mine, I can see that I’m a stressed-out nail biter.
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Meet Hydra, the shape-shifting Dr. Manhattan of the animal kingdom. Smash one to pieces, and all you get is more hydras.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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