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The Wacky Fahrenheit Scale

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The stories behind Fahrenheit and Celsius. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's temperature scale seems arbitrary, until you know the history.
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The First Time John, Paul, George, and Ringo Played Together. The story of how Ringo joined the Beatles.
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Meet the British OB-GYN With the Best Bad Name Ever. Grantly Dick-Read and his weird philosophy popularized the natural childbirth movement.
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This Spider Pretends to Be a Leaf! It honestly does not resemble a spider at all.
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The time has come to understand what the hell is going on in Westworld. A rather complicated plot still doesn't detract from the cool robots.
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Canadian police threaten drunk drivers with Nickelback. It's too soon to tell if this will have a deterrent effect.
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How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox. There is no end to the horrors of that war.  
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A Brief History of Closed Captioning. It all started with Julia Child.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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iStock

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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