All It Takes to Create a Ghost Is a Good Story. Two bars in Portland are equally haunted, even though one tale was only made up recently.

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There's No Escaping "Africa." Pianist John Pumper plays all kinds of songs, but everything reverts to Toto eventually.

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Inside the Delightfully Quirky, Absolutely Fabulous, and Utterly Exhausting World of Cruise Performers. They even have their own annual awards cruise.

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On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher. Anton Wilhelm Amo Afer became a university professor in 1736.

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A Parasitic Vine That Feeds on Parasitic Wasps That Feed on Trees. It allows a baby wasp to grow up, but it will never leave the nest.

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The Weird History Behind Darth Vader's Castle. The idea was changed many times, and discarded completely many times.

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The Radical Uniforms of the Women's Baseball World Cup. Their completely normal baseball look highlights the discriminatory history of women's athletic wear.

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6 Deadly Labor Disputes. On this Labor Day, read about the pioneers of the U.S. labor movement.