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Watch This Psychedelic Sand Pizza Spin Into Existence

Allow yourself to be captivated by the ever-changing circular patterns of a psychedelic sand pizza.The dextrous pair of hands in the video belongs to Russian potter and former mathematician Mikhail...

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Rare Bengal Tiger Cubs Born to Exiled Circus in Nicaragua

A member of the tiger trio hangs out with a human performer. (Screenshot: AFP/Youtube)An exiled circus in Nicaragua recently celebrated the birth of three Bengal tiger cubs: one white, one yellow, and...

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There's Only One State Where You Can Marry Without God as a Witness

A Quaker wedding in Philadelphia, 1947. (Photo: Leonard Mccombe/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)Ryan Boswell was running out of time. He and his fiance, Briana, who grew up in the western...

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Why the Last Words of Anne Boleyn Remain a Mystery

A German engraving c. 1830, showing Anne Boleyn's execution. (Photo: Lisby/Public Domain) “I have not come here to preach a sermon; I have come here to die.” Facing imminent execution, Anne Boleyn...

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Spain's Prime Minister Wants to Formally Get Rid of Siestas

La Siesta, Ramon Martí Alsina, 1884. (Photo: Public Domain)You should probably take an afternoon nap today. Or at least think about it. If you have a job, of course, this might take some doing, unless...

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Places You Can No Longer Go: Wehrwolf Bunker

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In the Early 20th Century, America Was Awash in Incredible Queer Nightlife

The drag balls at Webster Hall attracted thousands of cross-dressing men and women. (Photo: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University)In the Civic Ballroom of Hamilton Lodge of 1920s...

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Bad Sniffer Dogs at Airport Keep Finding Only Cheese and Sausages

Search dogs at @manairport are sniffing out 'cheese and sausages' not drugs and illegal products, says Borders Chiefhttps://t.co/UmqdNEYrAY— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) April 14, 2016Six sniffer dogs...

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The Czech Republic Is Changing Its English Name

Straka Academy, the seat of the Czech government. (Photo: Packa/CC BY-SA 3.0)The Czech Republic is expected to change its English name to one-word: Czechia, part simplification, part marketing move for...

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How the NSA's CryptoKids Stole My FOIA Innocence

A version of this story originally appeared on Muckrock.com.Generally speaking, like most people in the FOIA community, my interest in public records stems from a desire to know what and why my...

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Inside Laredo, the Secret, Members-Only Wild West Town in England

Laredo, England's only Wild West town. (Photo: Courtesy Laredo Western Club)It started with a cabin. A small, wood cabin with a pot-bellied stove and enough room for a few friends to have a drink after...

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Do You Have The Guts To Watch VR Surgery?

Scrubbing in... virtually. (Image: Medical Realities)Yesterday morning I woke up, sat on my couch, set a $15 Google Cardboard on my nose—and "stood," for two hours, in a London operating room, as a...

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The Man Who Got Hillary Clinton To Care About UFOs

A purported UFO. (Image: Public domain)John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, is one of the most powerful people in the American political establishment today. He's...

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On the Scene: Plunging into Snow at the Foot of a Volcano

(Photo: Elena Chernyshova)By now, photographer Elena Chernyshova is used to shooting in cold climates. She spent 10 days at the Kupol Gold Mine in Siberia, which is accessible in winter only via an ice...

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Cat Rescued After 4 Days Stuck On Insanely Tall Pole

Last weekend, a cat climbed up a pole in Princeton, British Columbia and couldn't get down.Then things got weird. What started as a classic cat scenario stretched into a days-long saga that involved...

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Catapult Into the Weekend Like this GoPro off an Aircraft Carrier

When the slow dreariness of long Friday afternoon sets in, a pick-me-up is just what is needed to get the weekend finally started. In place of a coffee (or for those more zealous, a beer) comes this...

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Leonardo da Vinci's Living Descendants Have Been Found

An engraving of da Vinci by Everard Hansen. (Photo: Svenska Familj-Journalen/Public Domain)Historians claimed this week to have found the living descendants of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci,...

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Trippy Blacklight Posters From the Psychedelic Heyday

Yes, that poster is actually emitting light. (Photo: Caren Anderson/Velveteria/Used with Permission)For a magical time in the 1960s and '70s, your wood-paneled basement hideaway wasn’t worth its weight...

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Jamaica May Get Rid of Queen Elizabeth and Finally Legalize Marijuana

Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo: Joel Rouse/OGL 3.0)The Jamaican government is considering ousting Queen Elizabeth II as their official head of state, in addition to legalizing marijuana, the government...

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The Laws of Physics Can't Explain Why the Universe Is Expanding So Fast

The Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light-years from Earth, as shot by NASA. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/CC BY-ND 2.0)Yes, the universe is expanding, and, well, maybe it is time to panic....

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