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The Jazz Age on Film

The Jazz Age on Film. In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby, here's a look at those who went before.
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A woman who never bet on the horses before tried her hand at the Kentucky Derby. She hit the superfecta, the first four finishers, and won $28,500!  
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Toni Larroux Has Maybe The Funniest Obituary Ever. And now people across the country who never knew her wished they did.
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5 Life Lessons From the Harry Potter Series.
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An ad for a concentrated juice drink has a twist ending that will make you watch it twice. And if you're tender-hearted, get a hanky ready
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A statue of Lady Justice perches 100 feet up atop the Marion County courthouse in Ohio. But now, a remote control helicopter is stuck on her sword, adding a modern touch to the scene.
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See a dog riding herd on sheep, er, I mean, a dog riding atop a sheep. And pictures of other adorable animals.
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What to do with the remains of a notorious bomber? Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow won't claim his body, and several cemeteries have rejected him for burial.
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How labels like 'black' and 'working class' shape your identity. Words color our perception, even when they are randomly assigned.
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The Scientists Behind the Movies. Some of the weirdest science fiction thrillers are based on real researchers and their work.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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How a Country Bumpkin Turned Into the King of Hollywood
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How a Country Bumpkin Turned Into the King of Hollywood. The kid from Ohio with big ears and bad teeth eventually became Clark Gable.

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The Kilopower Project Could Power a Mars Colony and Deep Space Missions. It involves small, portable nuclear reactors fueled by uranium.

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The Top 15 Game Of Thrones Episodes to Watch and Rewatch. Fans still have a lot of time to fill before the final season begins.

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Turns Out They Invented That 'How You Think You Look Vs. How You Really Look' Meme Back in 1921. It was the only joke on that page that deserved to survive.

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The Planet That Took Us Beyond the Solar System. Pegasus, the first exoplanet, was discovered 23 years ago.

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It’s Not Your Imagination: Allergy Season Gets Worse Every Year. The changing climate is producing more pollen, and more people are allergic to it.

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Baby Pangolins Always Look Like They’re Waiting To Nervously Ask You To Prom. They're adorable, so you'd have to say yes.

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The Surprising Link Between the Deaths of Three 19th Century Presidents: James K. Polk, William Henry Harrison, and Zachary Taylor may have died from living in the District of Columbia.

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