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A Round of Appaws for America's Best Pet Care Puns

(Photos: Zach Steaban (Groomer Has It); Adam Fagen (Howl to the Moon, The Big Bad Woof); Roshani (The Dogfather); Tom Smith (Indiana Bones); Kevin Lively (Pooches Gracias); Abhishek (Barks 5th Ave);...

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See Astronauts' Best Timelapses of Storms, Aurorae and Europe By Night

A clip from ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's timelapse video. (Photo: ESA/YouTube)Astronauts on board the International Space Station orbit the earth approximately once every 90 minutes at a speed of...

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FOUND: A 20-Million-Year-Old Flea With Familiar Bacteria on Board

The flea (Photo: George Poinar, Jr.)A flea that has been preserved for 20 million years in an amber mine in the Dominican Republic had some company all that time: tiny bacteria that look an awful lot...

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Finally, You Can Sleep In A Sandcastle

A room at the Sneek Zand Hotel (Photo: Zand Hotel)Have you ever seen one of those huge, beautiful, detailed sandcastles and just wanted to crawl inside and spend the night? Well, don't do...

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Meet the International Ice Patrol: Stopping Icebergs From Running into Ships...

Definitely an iceberg (Photo: Rita Willaert/Wikimedia)When the International Ice Patrol first started searching the North Atlantic for icebergs, after the Titanic sunk in 1912, a ship would make its...

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They See Me Rollin...Because I'm Wearing a Suit With 32 Wheels Built in

Rollerman gears up for action. (Photo: Buggy-rollin.com)When Frenchman Jean Yves Blondeau took a step back and considered his first roller suit, he thought, “Oh shit, I created a superhero.” And when...

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Uncloaking the Origins of Collegiate Secret Societies

Hippol Castle, headquarters of the Order of Gimghoul. (Photo: Theevilfluffyface/WikiCommons)Inside a medieval-style castle on the wooded grounds of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,...

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The Story Behind the Ritual that Still Haunts Broadway

Leave a light on for, you know, ghosts. (Photo: aerogondo2/shutterstock.com)  For fans, lights are a vital part of the theatergoing experience. Rows of expectant ticket holders wait for the lights to...

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100 Wonders: Whispering Gallery

Visitors to New York's Grand Central Terminal are usually rushing frantically to catch a train. But if they just paused for a moment in front of the famous Oyster Bar on the lower concourse, they would...

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Seeing Double: Extraordinary Stereographs From the 1800s

Reflection in a globe with camera and tripod, 1870. (Photo: Library of Congress)Of all the forms of early photography, the stereograph was the most popular, affordable and successful. First invented in...

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There's a Man Scattering Very Funny Fake Books, Signs and Pamphlets Around L.A.

(Photo: Jeff Wysaski/Obvious Plant)When Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant puts up one of his creations, he does not stick around to see the reactions. When he’s on a job, leaving fake signs and objects in...

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How Advertising Invented 8 Phrases We Use Every Day

Just another shampoo ad contributing to the cultural lexicon. (Image: Youtube)Modern speech is riddled with catchphrases and cliched sayings. Even if you buckle down and give 110 percent of your...

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Fleeting Wonders: the 2015 Sea Turtle Swimsuit Collection

A sea turtle hatchling, playful and spunky in a piece from the Vision Research Collection. (Photo: University of Queensland)Sea turtles already sport some of the best accessories in the animal...

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FOUND: A Woolly Mammoth in a Michigan Farmer's Field

Securing the mammoth skull and tusks with straps before hoisting it out of the pit. (Photo: Daryl Marshke/Michigan Photography)Two soybean farmers in eastern Michigan were digging deep into a field,...

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Why Midcentury Lawyers Spent 12 Years Arguing About Peanut Butter

(Photo: Nattika/shutterstock.com) America loves peanut butter. The country spends nearly $800 million a year on it. The average child in the U.S. gulps down 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

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FOUND: 1958 Video In a Psychiatric Hospital's Time Capsule

The footage (Photo: Screenshot/YouTube)Most people who put together a time capsule pack in some newspapers of the day, maybe a few letters to the future, and some other small fragments of the present....

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How Marshall Islanders Navigated the Sea Using Only Sticks and Shells

Obviously these sticks and shells are a sea chart. (Image: brewbooks/Flickr)If you live in a country consisting of over 1,100 islands spread across 750,000 square miles, how do you navigate the sea in...

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Fleeting Wonders: A Football Stadium Turns Into A Waterfall

A high school football stadium in Tacoma, Washington flooded dramatically over the weekend, with water cascading down the bleachers and covering the field to a depth of several feet.As player Ryan...

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The World Wingsuit Grand Prix Will Determine Who Is The Greatest Human Bird

 Wingsuit pilots soaring through the sky—the closest thing to human birds. (Photo: Richard Schneider/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-2.0)This weekend in southeastern China, the world’s top 16 birdmen will suit...

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Places You Can No Longer Go: The Navigation Trees

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