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A Dagger Found in King Tut's Wrappings Was Forged from a Meteorite

King Tut's dagger was forged from meteorite https://t.co/hVkDtIRs95pic.twitter.com/hhUJPTFhO2— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) June 1, 2016Ninety-one years ago, Howard Carter, the British archaeologist who...

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There’s an Art Deco Airport Lying Ruined in Brooklyn

Howard Hughes arrives at Floyd Bennett Field. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)On the far reaches of Brooklyn’s Atlantic coastline is a forgotten piece of aviation history.Long before JFK and LaGuardia,...

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Teen Calls Out Museum for Wrong Radio in Al Capone's Cell

That radio in the back is... wrong. (Photo: Thesab/GNU)In a discovery rivaling what Geraldo Rivera found in Al Capone’s secret vault, an eagle-eyed teenager recently found that the re-creation of...

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Letter-Writing Manuals Were the Self-Help Books of the 18th Century

Detail from Young Girl Writing a Love Letter by Pietro Antonio Rotari (1755). (Image: Public Domain)Let's say a friend started dating someone who was clearly bad news. How might you tactfully convey...

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Found: Rare, 100-Year-Old Hobo Graffiti, Etched into an L.A. Bridge

A century ago, wanderers left their mark in Los Angeles with hobo graffiti, a vanishing art https://t.co/EZHmdsmXTspic.twitter.com/bJoLqNLSDn— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) May 30, 2016Susan Phillips,...

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These Pollen Coronas Are the Upside of Pollen

A pine pollen corona in Kuusamo, Finland. (Photo: Mika-Pekka Markkanen/CC BY-SA 4.0)The whole world may look forward to spring, but pretty much no one is excited for the attendant pollen explosion....

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Places You Can No Longer Go: Dair Mar Elia Monastery

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How to Travel Safely With a Crocodile

Two live Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis) at the new AMNH Crocs exhibit. (Photo: © AMNH/C. Chesek)It was in the middle of the night, cruising along the highway somewhere in the Carolinas, that...

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Massive Trove of Fossils Discovered by Road Crew in South Africa

EXCLUSIVE: Huge treasure trove of fossils unearthed by roadworks https://t.co/Zf4SkHEDOApic.twitter.com/89wvszsPYj— News24 (@News24) June 1, 2016Crews of workers exploding rock off a highway outside...

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Watch These Racers Book It on 5-Foot-Tall Penny-Farthing Bikes

In the late 1800s, racing cyclists looped around tracks on top of two-wheeled penny-farthings—the first machine to ever be called a bicycle. The video above, captured in 1928, biker C.J. Bowtle peddles...

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The Louvre is Closing as Flood Waters Threaten Paris

Torrential rains flood rural roads in France; Seine overflows its banks in Paris. https://t.co/h6JJH5zpSfpic.twitter.com/AZKUKpXI7f— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 1, 2016The Seine, which flows through the...

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Read the NSA's Exceedingly Weird Guide to the Internet

The NSA's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. (Photo: Public Domain)A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.The NSA has a well-earned reputation for being one of the tougher...

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Take a Ride on 10 of the World's Most Mind-Blowing Elevators

This elevator doesn't go to space, it just looks like it. (Photo: motoyen/CC BY 2.0)Why take the stairs when the world is filled with so many amazing elevators? All over the world, there are elevators...

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Honeysuckle Is a Blob-Like Monster Taking Over American Forests

Amur honeysuckle blossoms. (Photo: Ryan McEwan)One of the signs of summer, for me, has always been tasting honeysuckle flowers. When I was a kid, they edged the yard of a family friend, and we’d stand...

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Do You Live in a Mail-Order Sears Kit Home? These House Hunters Will Find You

Great find—a Sears "Magnolia" in Canton, Ohio, and its catalog listing. Enthusiasts call the Magnolia the "holy grail of kit houses." (Photo: Courtesy Andrew and Wendy Mutch)This past Monday, a car...

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Found: Baby Falcons, High Up on NYC Bridges

A falcon on the Marine Parkway Bridge. (Photo: MTA/Patrick Cashin/CC BY 2.0)Peregrine falcons like to nest in high-up places, and in New York City that means they’re on top of bridges. Every year, the...

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Fireflies That Blink In Sync Return To Tennessee

Good Morning #Tennessee Anybody heading to see the Synchronous Fireflies in the @greatsmokynps? #gsmnp#firefliespic.twitter.com/bMjdxO5Ss6— Instagram Tennessee (@InstagramTenn) June 3, 2016As most...

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The First Woman to Drive Around the World Wore Men’s Breeches and Had a Pet...

The great Aloha Wanderwell. (All photos: © The Nile Baker Trust/Richard Diamond)An 18-year-old woman dressed in men’s riding breeches and a scout’s cap lay restless at the foot of the Great Sphinx in...

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American Idol: Coyote Edition

If you've never had coyotes wandering in your backyard, languorously howling and yapping at the moon, then you're missing out on quite the pre-sleep soundtrack. But this snippet of video can give you a...

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Watch A Museum Visitor Touch and Destroy a Priceless Clock

Even a broken clock is right twice a day, but that still doesn’t mean you should go around putting your hands on delicate timepieces, a lesson one man recently learned first hand when he knocked a rare...

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