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The Human Towers of Catalonia

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Behold the Human Towers of Catalonia. The traditional competition of castelling is not for anyone with a fear of heights, or a fear of being stepped on.
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Everything you need to know about the new Beauty and the Beast live-action remake. Emma Watson has changed Belle considerably.   
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The American Military Made Condoms Really Popular During World War II. Sexually transmitted diseases could weaken a unit's fighting power.  
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17 Acts Of Kindness By Total Strangers That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. When you're good to someone, the story may inspire people years later.
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More Bad News for Honey as U.S. Seeks to Get Handle on Glyphosate Residues in Food. Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup herbicide.  
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Eddie Redmayne Elaborates On His Bad, Roundabout Audition for the Villain Kylo Ren. But Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might make up for not being in Star Wars.
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No, Really — Who Gets Control of the Armrest? Whoever decided planes should have a shared armrest was a cruel, cruel person.
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12 Funny and Delicious Venn Diagrams. So you can mind the overlap.

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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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