The 19th-Century African-American Actor Who Conquered Europe. Ira Aldridge was caught between the cultures of Europe and America.

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The Epic Ride That Kick-Started the American Revolution. Not Paul Revere's ride, but the one Caesar Rodney took to break the tie in the Second Continental Congress.

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26 Cartoon Characters In Their First Episode Vs Now. The artwork becomes more standardized over time, and a few actually age.

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A Blueprint for Genetically Engineering a Super Coral. This plan might save coral reefs, but it won't solve the causes of their distress.

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12 Shocking Things I Learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel. A writer learns what wealthy people need while away from home.

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This head-spinning optical illusion will melt your brain. It would make a fine wallpaper for a room you don't see often.

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Why you should take your teen traveling. They should expand their world before they go off on their own.

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10 Breathtaking South American Museums. Some nice additions to your bucket list.