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Gwinn Heap via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 

The World's Most Interesting Camel

Gwinn Heap via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 
Gwinn Heap via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain 

The Most Interesting Camel in the World. Topsy joined the U.S. Army in the 1850s and lived until 1934.
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After you hear ‘Beep Beep, I’m a Sheep,’ you’ll understand why the meme is so viral. TomSka's asdf movie series has a definite earworm.
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How Hitler Stole the Autobahn. The official line was that he conceived of it in a jail cell in 1924.
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Having a common name and even sharing a birthday with another Lisa Davis led her to see the injustice in our justice system.
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How Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning Revived the Guardians of the Galaxy. Before 2008, they were in Marvel's dustbin of heroes.
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Smoking pot, even legal medical marijuana, can deny you a life-saving organ transplant. Nineteen-year-old Riley Hancey found out the hard way.
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How humans will lose control of artificial intelligence. We'll be blindsided by unintended consequences.  
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10 Hair-Raising Facts About Edward Scissorhands. The movie was weird behind the scenes, too.

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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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