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Public Domain

Adorable Military Mascots

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Public Domain

Military Mascots From Around The World. All kinds of animals have supported units and found fame.
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How to Build an Outdoor Fire. Be ready when the opportunity arises!
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Dancing badly to your favorite jam is even more fun with the 'don't start' meme. Friend one and friend two will record you on video anyway.
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See a 3D printed ‘wheel-of-light’ zoetrope that walks and dances. Everyone will want one for Christmas this year.
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Tylenol may be hijacking our emotions in a pretty disturbing way. It might help the pain of heartbreak, but could also dampen joy and damage your liver.     
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Watch This Metal Bird Lay and Hatch the Most Incredible Egg. Charles Bowers experimented with stop-motion animation in 1930 and created a masterpiece.
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The Man Who Created Bigfoot. Bob Gimlin was there when that film was shot in 1967. 
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Why Do Students Get Summers Off? It’s not because they’re needed for farm work.

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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real
A scene from Action Point (2018)
A scene from Action Point (2018)
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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real. Thank goodness the parks themselves are fictional.

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Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines Chain Reaction. Watch a charming combination of colorful levers, pulleys, dominos, and spring action, all powered by gravity.

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Lede-Buried Voicemails From Your Mom. Everyone has examples of parental communication gone wrong.

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How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). Seek the enjoyment first, and the skill will come in time.

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The Oldest Color Produced by Living Things Is 1.1 Billion Years Old. The ancient cyanobacteria chlorophyll is strangely pink.

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Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess. Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac had a six-octave range, but it was her exoticism that made her famous.

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Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant Only Wants to Die. Your pothos has lost the genes necessary for sexual reproduction, but is doomed to live as clones in millions of apartments.

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Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines. They've been irresistible for almost 200 years.

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