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Surprisingly, Red Isn’t The Most Dangerous Color You Can Wear Aboard The Starship Enterprise. The statistics of Star Trek: The Original Series tell the real story.
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More and more Americans are childless by their own choice. When a logical decision that is good for an individual turns out to be bad for a society, the society will have to change.
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Argo and Other Forgivably False “True Story” Films. Does historical accuracy matter that much if the film is really good?  
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How Britain's Last Hangman Did His Job. Albert Pierrepoint shares the ins and out of execution in the 20th century.
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Texas Woman Gives Birth to Two Sets of Identical Twins (at the same time). The odds of this happening are so astronomical, she probably won't do it again.
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Stop Apologizing for What You Like to Read. You're an adult, you don't need anyone's approval of your taste in literature.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Asks Thai Government To Ban Ivory Trade. He should just make a movie about it, like the one that made people think twice about diamonds.   
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When your father is a photographer, you get used to modeling at an early age. Photographer Bill Gekas puts his daughter into classic paintings with beautiful results.
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7 gross-sounding foods that might help you live longer. I don't know about you, but I am down for a serving of kimchi with garlic, hot peppers, and onions!

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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