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Operation Babylift

After the Vietnam War, America Flew Planes Full of Babies to the U.S. Operation Babylift was dangerous, chaotic, and possibly unethical.
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The best YouTube videos are 30 seconds or shorter—and here's the proof. And they rarely come with unstoppable pre-roll ads.
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How 17 famous companies got their quirky names. We’re so used to them we forget how weird they once sounded.
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Meet Kenya’s Only Ice Hockey Team. The don’t have a name, or the funds to attend competitions, but they have the only ice rink in the country.
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The KLF: A Tale of Creative Destruction. Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty stretched the limits of how weird a musical career could be.
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Adapting Forrest Gump turned a caustic satire into a sentimental romance. And of the two, the movie made more sense.
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Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II Was Painted as a Man Made of Fruits and Veggies. He liked the idea, as he fancied himself somewhat of a nature deity.   
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Stop hiding things in your sock drawer! A less cliché spot would be better for your valuables.
   

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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