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Found: The Last, Lost Olympic Gold Medals Given for Golf

One of the golfers on the winning 1904 team. (Photo: Public domain)Golf has only been an Olympic sport twice in history, most recently in 1904, in St. Louis, Missouri. And H. Chandler Egan, the World’s...

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How Chewing Gave Humans Flat Faces, Little Teeth and Wimpy Jaws

Our soft, processed foods have played a significant role in the development of our jaw bones (Photo: Joshua Rappeneker/CC BY-SA 2.0)For a couple years as a Harvard graduate student, Katherine Zink...

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How Glitch Fare Hunters Turn Airlines' Tricks Against Them

Why not just go? (Photo: Jay Mantri/CC0)Dewey Cyr figured it would be years before she made it back to Barcelona. She loves the city—she spent a blissful semester there in college—but even a cheap...

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How An 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure

Marie Stopes at her microscope. Before tackling birth control, her studies were focused on botany. (Photo: Marie Stopes International Australia/Public Domain)“I have some things to say about sex,...

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Kim Jong-Un Wants Kimchi Factories In Every North Korean Region

#news RT BBCNewsAsia: The art of making North Korean kimchi gets Unesco nod https://t.co/TCsQJOtXwJpic.twitter.com/jlN5au8ve1— m.ohammeddki88557474 (@mohammeddki8852) December 3, 2015North Korean...

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Meet the Hallucinogenic Fish That Can Give You LSD-Esque Nightmares

Sarpa salpa, the "dreamfish." (Photo: Tino Strauss/CC BY-SA 3.0)On rare occasions, people have gotten high using not pills, but gills—by eating the fish Sarpa salpa. Recognizable by gold stripes...

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Vandals Destroy 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Art in Australia

Vandals destroyed 8,000-year-old Aboriginal artworks is Tasmania. https://t.co/Uy7WCEpvqspic.twitter.com/4VZ8aOFYt3— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) June 8, 2016Aboriginal ochre stencils,...

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Watch Humans Work Together to Rescue a Canine Friend

When you're a canine, sometimes you get yourself into predicaments. Some predicaments that you get into are not a huge deal, like getting gunk on your paws or being saddled with the dreaded electronic...

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Australia's Famous Waverly Cemetery Could Fall Into The Sea

RIP, but not for much longer. (Photo: Mary and Andrew/CC BY 2.0)Australia’s cliffside Waverly Cemetery is one of the most iconic graveyards in the world with burial sites edging up against a severe...

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The Farmer Who Sold Millions in Fake Organic Seeds Is Now Headed to Prison

(Photo: Buelldm/GNU)The inspector for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture was confused. A manager at the Caldwell, Idaho, plant he was inspecting in March 2015 had just stated that a farmer named...

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According to Russia, Video Games are Definitely a Sport

 Gamers participate in a 2012 eSports tournament. (Photo: Zone eSports/CC-BY-2.0)Russian gamers, time to pop the champers and lock the door—there's cause for celebration. In an announcement released...

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Laser Technology Reveals Cambodian Civilization that 'Rewrites History'

Angkor Wat is the most recognizable ruin in Cambodia, but the CALI project has revealed there's much more to be found in the jungle. (Photo: Aleksandr Zykov/CC-BY-SA-2.0)Last year, the Cambodian...

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Europe's First Pornographic Blockbuster Was Made in the Vatican

A section from a late 18th re-reaction of the original I Modi. (Photo: Public Domain)Any pilgrims visiting Vatican City will spend some time in the Raphael Rooms. Decorated with iconic frescoes by...

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This Cartographer is Proving Not All Digital Maps are the Same

A world map from 1910, when maps could become outdated. (Photo: Patrick Barry/CC-BY-SA 2.0)Thanks to smartphones, humans have the ability to navigate up-to-date, geo-located global maps with...

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Detroit's 'Sexiest Anarchist Collective' Is Getting Bigger

A portion of the existing Trumbullplex property. (Photo: Cristina Naccarato/CC BY 2.0)Detroit’s self-titled, “Sexiest Anarchist Collective,” Trumbullplex, has just increased their land holdings after...

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Found: A 2,000-Year-Old, 22-Pound, Still-Edible Hunk of Bog Butter

Very old butter. (Photo: Cavan County Museum)In Emlagh bog in County Meath, Ireland, which was once at the juncture of three different kingdoms, a turf cutter has found a giant knob of “bog butter,”...

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Tall Travel Tales from 17th-Century Mexico, Mapped

Careri borrowed the map, along with other knowledge, from New Spain local Don Carlos de Siguenza. (Image: Harvard Library/Public Domain)Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Careri was the original disillusioned...

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Biryani is Better Than Americans Know

Hyderabadi chicken biryani, a fragrant mix of rice, spices and meat. (Photo: Garrett Ziegler/CC BY 2.0)Within the Indian subcontinent, the spiced rice and meat dish known as biryani is not just a...

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The Eccentric Father of Early American Taxidermy Practiced on Ben Franklin's Cat

The Artist in His Museum, a self-portrait by Charles Willson Peale. (Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art/Public Domain)Birth, death, decomposition, and a return to the earth—the endless cycle of which...

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A Guide to Memorials and Vigils for the Orlando Massacre

The Orlando Eye ferris wheel, lit to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Florida https://t.co/WEBXtABqoRpic.twitter.com/LIVOgsTpiQ— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 13, 2016The worst mass...

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