The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century will move moved across parts of India, China, and Japan today. Update: See a video of the eclipse.
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In January of 1960 two men climbed aboard an experimental deep sea bathysphere and dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. It was the first (and last) time human beings ever traveled to the deepest part of the earth's oceans -seven miles down!
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There was plenty of stress in the 19th and 20th centuries, and people were happy to throw everything nature and medical science could provide to relieve it. That included cocaine, heroine, opium, amphetamines, and of course, plenty of alcohol for all ages. (via the Presurfer)
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From Slate magazine, a masterful edit showing how modern news outlets would cover the first man on the moon. Even Twitter gets some airtime. (via Buzzfeed)
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20 Fascinating Ancient Maps. War maps, demographic maps, William Clark's hand-drawn map, and the island of California.
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What rap music sounds like in 30 different languages. In case you don't know, Wolof is spoken in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania.
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9 Excessive Weddings To Which We Weren't Invited. And you think you've been to some overdone weddings?