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How a Wild West Showman Brought Man-Lifting Kites to the British Army. And then abandoned them for planes.
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Janelle Shane spent some time teaching a neural network how to generate recipes. The results are quite interesting.
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Genevieve von Petzinger & the invention of graphics on cave walls. We are still trying to decipher the messages they left us.     
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10 Eerie Abandoned Cities You Can Visit. It might be difficult to find overnight accommodations, however.
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Why Knights Fought Snails in Medieval Art. It was drawn so often you could call it a medieval meme.
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To Become a Better Cook, Sharpen Your Senses. Experience only helps if you pay close attention.
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7 Hilarious Ways Reality Would Ruin Famous Movie Scenes. It's a good thing we can suspend our disbelief and just go with the flow when watching.  
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9 Remarkable Ultrasound Images. Pareidolia reigns supreme when we don't know what we're looking at.  

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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