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Key West Epitaphs

Peter Dutton via Flickr // CC BY 2.0
Peter Dutton via Flickr // CC BY 2.0

The Witty Epitaphs of Key West Cemetery. That's one way to make sure people visit your grave.
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Ornithologists Tim Gallagher and Martjan Lammertink went looking for the possibly-extinct Ivory-bill woodpecker in the protected Ojito de Agua area of eastern Cuba. “This gives you a little idea of how hard it is to study these birds. And why nobody’s doin’ it.” 
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The Political Cartoon That Explains the Battle Over Reconstruction. Andrew Johnson was no Abe Lincoln.
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That Viral Story About a Japanese Man Crushed to Death by His Porn Collection is Totally Fake. How an everyday tragedy became an uncontrollable tale.
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This 'Random Act of Kindness' Highlights a Sad Reality. Schoolchildren shouldn't be hungry in the first place.
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The hunt for better psychiatric drugs. After decades of decline in drug development, we may have some new tools to point the way.
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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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