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Explaining Big City Nicknames

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The Big Apple? The Windy City? The White City of the North? This infographic explains the nicknames of 21 major world cities.

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Intriguing Headline of the Day: NASA May Have Accidentally Developed A Warp Drive

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream (science).

Also: This is the greatest ice cream cone ever. Why did it take until 2015 to get this?

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What would happen if I, strictly hypothetically, put sugar in someone’s gas tank?

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Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of YouTube, so it seems like a good time to rewatch the most famous videos in the site’s history.

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If you’re a sports fan you’ll really enjoy this list of 101 amazing facts.

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Speaking of sports—do you remember when Mike Tyson was a fearless, terrifying, systematic destroyer in the boxing ring? Well now he dances around while lip syncing to a Salt-N-Pepa song. What a world we live in.

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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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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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