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Let's Talk Like Pirates! Arr!

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Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To get in the groove, here's How to Truly Talk Like a Pirate.
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Strap a GoPro camera to an eagle and see where he goes. You may then regret that you weren't born an eagle.
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How much do you know about mental_floss video host John Green? Read about his books, his videos, and the Nerdfighters who love him.
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The Colorado floods have damaged 18,000 homes. With utilities down, roads damaged, and sewage everywhere, some people are stranded and others are just sticking it out.
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How To Turn 6,700 Weapons Into Musical Instruments. Pedro Reyes used guns seized from drug cartels to make an orchestra.
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We saw some of Reyes' earlier works in the post Swords into Plowshares: Peaceful Weapon Recycling.
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If the trailer for World War Z told the honest truth, the title would just be Brad Pitt Zombie Movie. And that's about what it had going for it.
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Meet America's pickiest daters. Either the women of Brooklyn are holding out for a knight in shining armor, or they just aren't into online matchmaking.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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