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An Olympic Podium Proposal

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The bar has been raised for big public proposals. Chinese Olympic diver Qin Kai dropped to one knee in front of billions of people to propose to fellow diver He Zi as she stood on the podium after winning a silver medal in Rio.
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10 of History's Happiest Accidents. By paying close attention, these folks take rotten tomatoes and make lemonade.
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This Bible-Era Solution For Saving Food Is Making A Comeback. Organizations are using gleaning after the harvest to move produce to food banks and shelters.
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25 Clever Steve Martin Quotes on Longing, the Art World, and Creating Characters. The comedian just turned 71 years old.
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The Mummified Train Robber Who Became a Circus Prop. He couldn’t catch a break even after death.  
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The Clown Prince of Movies: 5 Actors Who Have Played The Joker. Each had their unique way of inhabiting the Gotham City villain.  
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America's birth rate is now a national emergency. We need to make raising children easier, or our culture will eventually stagnate.
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Canada Lynx: The Ghost Cat of the North. A strange, elusive, but beautiful animal.

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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
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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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