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The Jazz Age on Film

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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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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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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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