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14 Superlative Facts About Michael Phelps. The most-decorated Olympian ever is extreme in many ways.
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Who should play young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie scheduled for 2018? No decisions have been made, but there is already a proposed frontrunner.
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10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals. I learned I’d rather be an African wild dog than an echidna.
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Pete’s Dragon and the Case for Remaking Bad Movies. Unlike most remakes, you would be improving upon the earlier film.
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This Squirrel Photobombed A Couple’s Engagement Pics And It Was Nuts. The little guy was quite the camera hog.
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In the later part of the 19th century, there were people who starved themselves to prove it could be done, and of course there was an audience that was willing to pay to see them prove it. Not that they actually saw much.
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How a Solar Flare Almost Triggered a Nuclear War in 1967. We were too busy watching the Soviets and not enough time watching for natural phenomena.
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8 Scary Tale Castles. The ominous and foreboding edifices of Europe often come with terrifying histories.  

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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