In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
The smoke alarms in my apartment building are both ridiculously sensitive and ridiculously loud.
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Watch the first-ever footage of the legendary giant squid in its natural habitat. The 26-foot-long cephalopod was recorded by a team of scientists in a submarine deep under the north Pacific Ocean.
From junk haulers to park workers to dump truck drivers, we owe a lot to those who keep our homes, parks, and streets clean—especially when they go out of their way to help people who have lost someth
On December 31, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite captured this stunning solar eruption, which occurred over the course of four hours.
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Here’s how to get on The Price Is Right.
Something You May Actually Find in Area 51
Who knows if there are alien corpses or a wrecked UFO hidden in Area 51?
Next time you smile politely at a stranger, think of a gorilla baring his big pointy fangs while looking like he's just heard the best joke of his life.
In 1981, physicist Richard Feynman was interviewed by the BBC. He told the story of his disagreement with an artist about who can better appreciate the beauty of a flower: artists or scientists.
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Evan began a lifetime of giving when he was seven years old and saved his allowance to donate to a cat shelter. That brought him more joy than all the candy his money could have bought.
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