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The First Archaeologist

Hans Ollermann via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 2.0
Hans Ollermann via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 2.0

Was This Ancient Egyptian Prince the World's First Archaeologist? Prince Khaemwaset studied even more ancient Egyptians.
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Why David Cronenberg's The Fly Still Has Us Buzzing. It was believable enough to be truly terrifying.
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The Notorious, Disastrous, Fascinating Island of Dr. Moreau. How did Marlon Brando starring in an H.G. Wells story turn out so badly?  
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This Runner Stopped In Her Olympics Final To Help Her Injured Competitor Finish. Nikki Hamblin has more than just the Olympic spirit going for her.
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How Professional Gaming Works. Very few people make a living playing video games, and the rest of the world is envious.
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5 Easy Ways To Stop Wasting Money On Food. Use what you’ve paid for before you have to throw it out.
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This Dear Abby advice is insanely sexist. Mid-century marital disasters were always the woman’s fault.
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Swords into Plowshares: Peaceful Weapon Recycling. Artists use violent raw materials to make a statement.

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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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