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The Emerald Mosque

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Watch the Walls Shimmer at Iran's Emerald Mosque. Mosaics of mirrored tiles make Shah Cheragh a religious experience.
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Name That American Island. They're quite diverse, and each has a story.
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Funny or Die's Guide To Who You Are Supposed To Tip And How Much. Obviously gleaned from personal experiences.
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A Huge Cosmic Void Is Repelling Our Galaxy. It must not like what it sees here.
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“Thirteen” going on “30 Something”: Growing up according to pop music. There's a song for every age of the music-buying public.
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The Mountain Goats wrote a hilarious Star Wars song for The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. It's called "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones."
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Is it really OK to never get your period? If you're pregnant, that's expected, but skipping period with birth control pills will cause doctors to look at you funny.  
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The Original Names of 10 U.S. Landmarks. "Elk Penis" just couldn't entice families for vacation trips.
 

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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