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Racconish via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 

The 17th Century Professional Eater

Racconish via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 
Racconish via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 

Competitive Eating in the 17th Century. Nicholas Wood made himself a reputation as The Great Eater of Kent.
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What It’s Like to Be in the Running to Be an Astronaut. It's a months-long audition for a very few slots.
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Has the Large Hadron Collider Disproved the Existence of Ghosts? Even if it did, people would believe in them.
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How Stuttering Works. Some people overcome it, some learn to work around it, and some suffer greatly from it.
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The Only Thing, Historically, That's Curbed Inequality is Catastrophe. While everyone suffers, the rich simply have more to lose.
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12 Ridiculously Cool Playgrounds That’ll Make You Want To Be A Kid Again. 
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The science of why we experience false memories. Even false memories we share with others have to come from somewhere.  
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10 Howling Good Facts About Beagles. And number 11: They're adorable.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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