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A Cute Seal Is Living In an Inland British River

LOOK WHO'S BACK: Warrington seal spotted again: IT'S been a while since any sightings have… https://t.co/ftwEca3JOBpic.twitter.com/MUJvhpr7dv— Warrington Guardian (@warringtonnews) July 11, 2016It's in...

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A Graphic Guide to All the Weird Things in New York City's Waterways

(Graphic by Michelle Enemark)Dead Horse Bay is a sloshing soup of forgotten ephemera. Old shoe soles, broken bottles, fractured horse bones from 19th-century rendering factories and landfills are some...

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Found: A WWII Tank Left Underwater Since a U-Boat Attack in 1945

A rusted Sherman tank in Guam. (Photo: melanzane1013/CC BY 2.0)Early in March of 1945, a convoy of 26 American ships left Scotland and headed north, towards the Barents Sea, to deliver aid to Soviet...

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Watch This Lego Train Enjoy a Sweet Ride To Underwater City

In so many other situations, an octopus on the train tracks may cause severe alarm. But the cephalopod intruder doesn't disturb anyone here. Not on this railway line, to Underwater City.More than 50...

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Pokémon Go Players Urged to Stop Walking Into Minefields

Pokémon Go players in Bosnia warned to steer clear of landmines - The Guardian https://t.co/BxqRq2X1ZWpic.twitter.com/ehh4T4woVR— Pokemon News (@PokemonsNews) July 20, 2016Bosnia is littered with...

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How to Keep 500 Miles of Underwater Pipeline Secret

Pipelines loaded onto a 'Conundrum' during Operation PLUTO. (Photo: Public Domain)With a view onto a wide, sandy beach and the English Channel beyond, the three whitewashed holiday bungalows along the...

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This Australian School Has Banned Clapping

Clapping is no longer allowed at the Elanora Heights Public School. (Photo: Evan-Amos/CC BY-SA 3.0)A primary school in Sydney, Australia has recently adopted a policy that bans clapping at assemblies,...

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285,000 People Urge a Chinese Park to Free the 'World's Saddest Polar Bear'

Thousands call for the release of Pizza, the world's saddest polar bear https://t.co/ssXKE3lgJ8pic.twitter.com/lxIOkBUMeO— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) July 20, 2016Judging by the video evidence,...

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How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield

Uncovering the local legend of the steamboat Arabia laying buried beneath a farmer's field. (Photo: Courtesy of the Arabia Steamboat Museum)“You don’t have to go into the ocean to find a shipwreck,”...

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Watch This Pair of Dancers Tango Underwater

It takes two to tango. Sometimes it also takes a giant pool.In this video posted on Vimeo by Freediving Dancer, a couple’s choreographed creation becomes a little more fluid when it goes underwater.The...

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A 51-Foot Joint Will Be in Philly for the Democratic National Convention

https://t.co/H9R86P04su Marijuana Activists Plan to Bring 51-Foot Joint to Funk Parade on Saturday #DCnowpic.twitter.com/GdEofgCGFP— DCnow (@DCnowApp) May 3, 2016Marijuana activists will not be...

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The People Who Suffer From Thalassophobia, or Fear of the Sea

If this photo gives you the shakes, you might have thalassophobia. (Photo: Krzysztof Odziomek/Shutterstock)When you think of swimming in the sea, do you get a sinking feeling? Does the thought of what...

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How Did a Shark in a Sydney Aquarium End Up With a Human Arm?

A tiger shark. (Photo: Luiz Felipe V. Puntel/shutterstock.com)In 1935, a shark on display in an Australian aquarium vomited up a human arm. In a regular shark attack story, this would be the happy...

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I Made a Shipwreck Expert Watch The Little Mermaid And Judge Its Nautical Merits

Ariel peers into an anachronistic porthole. (Image: The Little Mermaid)If I were asked to picture a shipwreck, a clear image would pop into my mind. I’ve never seen a shipwreck in real life; most of us...

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Found: The Exact Location of All the Pokémon in Pokémon Go

There they all are. (Image: Ahmed Almutawa)In the magical world of Pokémon Go, Pokémon are all around you. But they’re hidden—to find them, you’re supposed to just walk around until one pops up. This...

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The World's Last VCRs Will Be Produced In Japan This Month

A VHS tape without a home. (Photo: DRs Kulturarvsprojekt/CC BY-SA 2.0)All good tech must come to an end. Funai Electric Comapany—the last known producers of Video Cassette Recorders, or VCRs—have hit...

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The Woman Who Received Van Gogh's Severed Ear Has Been Identified

Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, from 1889, a year before Van Gogh killed himself. (Photo: Public domain)Vincent Van Gogh, the groundbreaking late 19th-century Dutch painter, was a troubled man. At age...

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Help Us Smell the Nation's Political Conventions

Take a whiff. (Photo: Erik Drost/CC BY 2.0)We're compiling a collection of scents from both the RNC and the DNC (with a h/t to Jordan Sargent at Gawker for the inspiration). If you were there, please...

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Meet Waterbod, the David Attenborough Of Instagram

A brightly-colored nudibranch. (All Photos: Aron Sanchez)The biggest nature-focused Instagram accounts score millions of followers by going broad. The U.S. Department of the Interior, with a million...

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The Fantastical Beauty of Sunken Ruins

Exploring the sunken treasures of Heracleion. (Photo: Christoph Gerigk courtesy Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation)Every empire comes to ruin. The technological marvels of today are the wreckage of the...

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