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Here's a Map of Suffragist Grave Sites to (Maybe) Visit After You Vote

Who paved the way for Hillary Clinton to (possibly) be our next president? A lot of people of course, though perhaps none more important than American suffragists, who were fighting for the right to...

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Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses

In the Middle Ages, creating a book could take years. A scribe would bend over his copy table, illuminated only by natural light—candles were too big a risk to the books—and spend hours each day...

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The Subversive, Non-Creepy Charm of Mexican Street Clowns

On a recent day in front of the Conchero, a statue of a dancing Chichimeca in downtown Querétaro, about 130 miles northwest of Mexico City, two clowns were moving through the opener of their show. At...

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What's Going To Happen to the Presidential Pet Museum?

Have you ever wondered which president had the most dogs? What George Washington named his hound? Which president brought a parrot to the White House? For years, you had somewhere to go to learn all...

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Watch a Live Video of the Earth from Hundreds of Miles Above

We're all a little surprised here, and a tad punch drunk, and, perhaps losing our perspective a bit. So let's look at this: Earth from the International Space Station, slowly spinning and orbiting the...

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The College Where Harambe-Mania Escalated From Strange Calls to Stick-Figure...

A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.In September, Harambe-gate at UMass Amherst hit a fever pitch. The “Dicks out for Harambe” meme, which vulgarly paid homage to the gorilla...

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How '1-Up' Went From Pinball to Gamer Speak

Ever since the opening chiptunes of Super Mario Brothers started issuing from television sets across the globe, the term “1-Up” has been synonymous for an extra life. But as it turns out, the origin of...

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The Tiny Kentucky Town That Eclipse Fans Are Obsessing Over

Go ahead. Try to book a hotel room in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, for the third weekend in August next summer.You can’t. They are completely booked from August 19th through August 22th. And the same goes...

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Watch Carl Sagan's Reflections on Our Place in the Universe

For today's Video Wonder, we present Carl Sagan's poignant "Pale Blue Dot."The text, originally given at a lecture at Cornell University, was inspired by a photograph taken of Earth on Valentine's Day,...

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Breathtaking Photos of Ancient Trees Against Starry Skies

A sequoia can live for over 3,000 years. There's one baobab tree specimen that has been dated at over 6,000 years old. These are some of the world’s most ancient trees—trees that have lived through...

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Watch Adorable Tiger Cubs Playing Together

Living in the modern world is often stressful, and it’s easy to forget to give yourself some time to decompress.To help you out, we’ve found this heart-melting video of tiger cubs posted by the San...

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You Probably Shouldn't Be Worried About This Colony of Herpes-Infected...

Imagine picnicking in central Florida when, suddenly, you hear some leaves rattle, and, from the shade of the trees, the curious face of a rhesus macaque emerges. The macaques, which were introduced to...

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A Famous Drag Queen, a Mummy in the Closet, and a Baffling Mystery

In October of 1993, Lois Taylor entered the Harlem apartment of Dorian Corey, a drag performer and dressmaker who’d died of AIDS two months earlier at the age of 56. Accompanied by two men searching...

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Why Justin Timberlake Sings 'May' Instead of 'Me'

The meme hit in 2012. A noble Tumblr artist first created it. It was picked up by BuzzFeed, followed by a flood of YouTube uploads. In 2016, you’ll see tweets about it. Justin Timberlake has...

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Why Americans Consider Celebrities for Political Office

It seems like a millennium has passed since Donald Trump announced he was running for President in June 2015. Now the businessman is president-elect, with the U.S. split between celebrating,...

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Trump and Obama's Post-Election Meeting Might Not Have Been History's Weirdest

 Two days ago, President Barack Obama told voters in Michigan that Donald Trump was "temperamentally unfit to be Commander in Chief." In August, Trump called Obama the "worst President in history,"...

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Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper

In the summer of 2014, Elena Amabili and Alessandro Calvaresi were photographing the ghost town of Ibene in Latvia, home to a top-secret radio telescope. But while there, they found themselves...

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Mystery Space Junk Crashes Into Myanmar

While the metaphorical skies might be falling down across America, in Myanmar, the skies are literally coming down, as according to the BBC, a large chunk of what was apparently space debris crashed...

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It's 'Barter Week' At B&Bs Across Italy

Feeling the sudden need to split for a bit? Does the idea of a relaxing in an Italian bed and breakfast, sipping on wine, gazing over insanely verdant and benevolent hillsides, and doing all of this...

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Mexico City’s New Day of the Dead Parade is Based on a James Bond Film

Mexico’s famous Day of the Dead traditions might change because of eight minutes of Hollywood film. In a pre-credit sequence in Spectre, Sam Mendes’ second Bond film as director, and Daniel Craig’s...

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