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Louise Fili

The Street Signs of Paris

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The Gorgeous, Disappearing Street Signs Of Paris. Louise Fili documents them in her book Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris.
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Beatles vs. Stones and Two Unmade Stanley Kubrick Movies. Even if they had turned out horrible, I'd have loved to see them.
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The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Not necessarily in order of damage done. 
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Miley Cyrus Disguises Herself as an Australian Reporter to Ask People What They Think of Miley Cyrus. That took guts, a thick skin, and a sense of humor.
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A new coral reef has been discovered off the coast of Australia. For biodiversity, the Wilsons Promontory reef might rival the Great Barrier Reef.
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When Disaster Strikes, Museums Call In The A-Team. These experts go the extra mile to rescue and preserve your priceless collection.
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Female Spies and Gender-Bending Soldiers Who Changed the Course of the Civil War. The risks were high, but the reward was that we’re still reading about them.
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A day at the DMZ: The political theater at the heart of the Korean conflict. The 250-kilometer line has separated sparring siblings for over 60 years.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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