Vanilla beans are a lot harder to grow than you'd think. The majority of the vanilla we consume today doesn't even come from vanilla beans.
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The Black Dahlia Murder. You've heard of it; now learn the details.
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Meet the clown who dominated Chicago’s airwaves for generations of kids. Every city had a Bozo, but Chicago took him seriously for 40 years.  
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17 Creative Ways Australians Got Around After Their Town Had Been Flooded. Out come the boats, the floats, and anything else that would work.
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That time the Beastie Boys recorded a country music album. You can listen to the whole thing if you want to.
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7 Acts Of Madness Committed By History's Worst Dictators. No, not genocide or other war crimes, but their weird peccadilloes you might not know about. NSFW text.
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Found: First Evidence in England of Burning Dead Bodies to Keep Them From Rising. The abandoned medieval town of Wharram Percy is giving us clues.
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6 People Who Claimed to Have Been Romanovs. Before all the bodies were found, it was easier to convince people.