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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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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real
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12 Theme Parks Where the Danger is Real. Thank goodness the parks themselves are fictional.

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Green Ball Adventure, a Sprice Machines Chain Reaction. Watch a charming combination of colorful levers, pulleys, dominos, and spring action, all powered by gravity.

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Lede-Buried Voicemails From Your Mom. Everyone has examples of parental communication gone wrong.

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How to Start Knitting (and Learn to Love It). Seek the enjoyment first, and the skill will come in time.

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The Oldest Color Produced by Living Things Is 1.1 Billion Years Old. The ancient cyanobacteria chlorophyll is strangely pink.

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Before Björk, There Was the Last Incan Princess. Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac had a six-octave range, but it was her exoticism that made her famous.

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Everyone’s Favorite Houseplant Only Wants to Die. Your pothos has lost the genes necessary for sexual reproduction, but is doomed to live as clones in millions of apartments.

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Dime After Dime: A Gripping History of Claw Machines. They've been irresistible for almost 200 years.

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