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How St. Patrick's Day Works. All Irish symbols eventually found their way into the holiday.  
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10 creative St. Patrick's Day recipes. The fun way to eat your greens!
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Who Was Saint Patrick? Ireland's patron saint had nothing to do with green beer or leprechauns.
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A Grown-Up’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey. Super-premium Irish whiskies are now more available than ever.  
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The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland. For decades, they were treated like criminals, and their children suffered, too.   
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17 Jokes That Only The Smartest People Will Get. Oh, you'll get them all, and then groan about them.
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Operation London Bridge: the secret plan for the days after the Queen’s death. No one wishes her ill, but Queen Elizabeth II is ninety years old.
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Follies on Ice: Showgirls, men in drag, an ice-skating chimpanzee, a robot, and Elvis. Bygone ice shows were like circuses with even more glitter and spangles.  

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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?
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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call? Various officials reveal how they pass the buck on such calls.

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Meet the Murderous Viking Princess Who Brought the Faith to Eastern Europe. Game of Thrones could learn a thing or two from Saint Olga.

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Silver Medal Shocker. The story of the notorious U.S.-USSR gold medal basketball game at the 1972 Olympics.

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Star Wars and the Strategic Use of Chasms. No real spaceship or space station will ever have that much elbow room.

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The Story of Hyperchess, a 3D Chess Game Inspired by Star Trek. Max Chappell worked for 20 years to get it right.

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In the 16th century, Dutch Renaissance artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted a village scene filled with people doing nonsensical things. Netherlandish Proverbs illustrates over 100 old Dutch proverbs.

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The Slash: The 20-Foot Clearing That Stretches 5525 Miles Across World's Longest Border. You can see it in satellite images

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10 Things Done to Balls to Give Athletes a Competitive Edge. The "deflate-gate" scandal of 2015 was far from the only time it was done.

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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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