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Installment #34: By September 1912, Europe was divided into two alliance blocs, knit together by treaties both secret and public: on one side there was the alliance between France and Russia, which wa
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I'm a big fan of Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman.
The National Muscular Dystrophy Association announced that in 2011, for the first time since 1966, Jerry Lewis would not be headlining the annual MDA Telethon for "Jerry's Kids." After
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We tend to think of flowers as beautiful things with a lovely scent, but not all flowers comply to these standards. Take, for example, the Hydnora africana, which smells like dung.
Elite universities are throwing open their classrooms’ doors to anyone with an Internet connection—for
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It's Saturday. It's hot. Let's pop some water balloons in slow motion, shall we?
Water Balloon vs.
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A Nice Cool Bottle of 7UP.
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