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Nobu Tamura via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 3.0

Naming Dinosaurs

Nobu Tamura via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 3.0
Nobu Tamura via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY 3.0

From T. Rex to Pantydraco: How Dinosaurs Get Their Names. Some are very serious about it; others, not so much.
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Sticking Around: The La Brea Tar Pits. It was Mother Nature's fossil trap.
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The Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors. And they didn't do much for the post office, either.
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Why is this chicken so big? They should enlarge the chicken coop doors so he can get out easier.
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Losing weight won’t make you happier—but eating a balanced diet will. Studies show that's more important for your mental health than what's in the mirror.
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Agloe: a Fake Town That Became Real. But not too real that it couldn't disappear again.
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Reindeer really can fly! This herd flew coach on Polar Airlines.
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How Hospitality and Some Tulips Brought Canada and the Netherlands Together. Canada still gets tulips in gratitude.

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20th Century Fox
How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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Universal Pictures
Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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