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Take a Virtual Tour of Atlantium, Australia's Smallest 'Country'
The 200-acre micronation overlooks the Lachlan River Valley in New South Wales.... READ ON
Food
Jelly Bean Day Fact: Jelly Beans Are Made With Insect Secretions
Happy Jelly Bean Day?!... READ ON
Animals
7 Animals That Smell Like Jelly Beans (Because It's National Jelly Bean Day)
These seven animals are olfactory dead ringers for classic Jelly Belly flavors.... READ ON
Weird
Watch David Lynch's (Mostly Straightforward) Weather Reports
In the 2000s, he posted near-daily videos of himself describing the weather in L.A.... READ ON
Design
Balenciaga Creates a $2145 Version of IKEA's $1 Tote Bag
"Nothing beats the versatility of a great big blue bag!"... READ ON
Animals
8 Animals That Have Been Imprisoned or Arrested
These critters are proof that crime can sometimes be cuddly.... READ ON
Food
Candy-Flavored String Cheese Exists. Why? Your Guess Is as Good as Ours
Cow Candy's fruit-flavored Monterey Jack cheese sticks are meant to be a sweet alternative to sugary treats.... READ ON
Weird
The Controversial History of a Famous Scottish Statue and Its Traffic Cone Hat
The Duke of Wellington's orange topper is a Glaswegian tradition—but historically, officials haven't been too happy about it.... READ ON
Technology
A Historic Graveyard in Slovenia Is Now Home to a Digital Tombstone
The gravestone has an interactive screen capable of displaying pictures, video, and other types of digital odes to the deceased.... READ ON
Food
Inside the Delicious Sport of Pizza Tossing
Tony Gemignani, the 12-time World Pizza champion, is a pro at juggling dough.... READ ON
Weird
Watch Bob Ross Paint Nightmares With the Help of a Neural Network
Those happy little trees get a lot more sinister in the hands of technology.... READ ON
Food
Yes, Cadbury Creme Egg Pizza Exists
Sweet!... READ ON
History
9 Bizarre Objects Owned by Henry VIII
The most famous king in British history owned some very unusual curiosities indeed.... READ ON
Food
Don't Worry, Whopper Toothpaste Probably Isn't Real
Happy early April Fool's Day.... READ ON
Weird
This Code Has Stumped the FBI for Over 15 Years
Cracking this code could solve a murder.... READ ON
List
22 Outlawed Baby Names From Around the World
It's one thing to think outside the baby name book; it's another to name your kid "Sex Fruit."... READ ON

In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. When the French government accidentally created a raffle where the prize money was significantly larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won.

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