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The Hideous Jug That Duped 'Antiques Roadshow'

We are all-new TONIGHT at 8/7c on @PBS. Does this face jug speak to you, and what does it say? pic.twitter.com/0jqgWwHrRO— Antiques Roadshow (@RoadshowPBS) January 11, 2016 Usually the appraisers on...

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Solving the Mystery of Early Polar Exploration Through Stamps

A glimpse into Admiral Richard Byrd's 1928-30 first Antarctic expedition. (Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild/CC BY-SA 3.0)It’s a mild afternoon, sunlight meandering through the windows. You’ve finally gotten...

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Found: A Napoleonic War Diary Hiding in a Bookstore in Tasmania

No one knows how long the journal was sitting there, or how it got to Tasmania, but recently, the owner of a second-hand bookstore in Hobart found an 1811 diary of a soldier who fought in the...

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Mystery Person Buys $17.2 Million Kneeling Hitler

Cattelan’s Hitler statue breaks record at Christie's 'curated' auction in New York yesterday https://t.co/erQkL7Fiimpic.twitter.com/s2KNyKpCMB— The Art Newspaper (@TheArtNewspaper) May 9, 2016This past...

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This Guy Dug a Well in 40 Days After His Wife Was Denied Access to Water

(Photo: Neogeolegend/CC BY-SA 3.0)An Indian man dug a well for his wife in just 40 days, after she was denied access to a community well by upper-caste villagers, according to the Press Trust of...

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The First Restaurants Only Served Soup

Trendy bone broth pop-ups are far behind the original restaurants, which only served patrons soup. (Photo: Hoyabird8/CC BY-SA 3.0)Humans have always known, on some level, that soup is good for...

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Watch These Amazing Alpine Goats Scale a Near-Vertical Dam

On the face of the 160-foot-tall, near-vertical Cingino Dam in northern Italy, mountain goats cling skillfully to the stones that jut out from the wall. In this video, the Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)...

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A Teen Says He Found a Lost Mayan City Using Old Star Maps

Canadian teen William Gadoury discovers lost Maya city https://t.co/k8iHHSQDLkpic.twitter.com/cOvh0uFJR3— Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) May 10, 2016UPDATE: A lot of scientists have expressed their...

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Russia Built a Huge Tunnel to Save a Near-Extinct Group of Leopards

An Amur leopard. (Photo: William Warby/CC BY 2.0)Amur leopards are among the world's most endangered species, with only around 70 known to still exist. Around 56 of those are in a national park in...

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Take a Ride on 9 of the Most Incredible Model Trains in the World

You'll need a full-size map to navigate this miniature world. (Photo: mr_t_77/CC BY-SA 2.0)All aboard for some tiny travel! At places like Germany's Miniatur Wunderland or Northlandz in New Jersey,...

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How Radioactive Animals Become Tools, Pests and Political Statements

A deer hangs out at the Savannah River Site nuclear reservation. (Photo: Savannah River Site/CC BY 2.0)In the late 1970s, a worker at South Carolina's Savannah River Site nuclear reservation peered...

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The Small London Company That Makes the World's Most Beautiful Globes

Mini Desk Globes and an Ochre Livingstone desk globe in Bellerby & Co's London studio. (Photo: Ana Santl)Looking at a globe close-up is a wonderful thing. Interacting with a round replica of our...

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Found: A Fugitive of 48 Years, Outed by His Social Security Application

Stackowitz when he was arrested. (Photo: Georgia Department of Corrections)Forty-eight years ago, in 1968, Robert Stackowitz was in a low-security prison work camp in Georgia, serving a 17-year...

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Sold: A Custom Revolver Owned by Brigham Young

We've received several requests and are happy to announce that the Brigham Young Colt revolver sold for $632,500! pic.twitter.com/PRnj8lIu5P— Rock Island Auction (@RIAuction) May 1, 2016 The...

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A Secret, Wild Pocket Of Central Park Reopens

 Hallett Nature Sanctuary in New York's Central Park. #newyorkcity #newyork #hallettnaturesanctuary #centralparkA photo posted by Abhirak P. (@abhirak) on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:33pm PDTCentral Park is...

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The Hidden History of America's 19th-Century Mania for Panoramic Prints

A view of Colorado Springs. (Image: Henry Wellge/Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division)Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler died while working on a view. In 1922, when he slipped on the ice in...

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A Look Inside Florence's Strangest Archive

One of six archival rooms on the first floor of Tuscany's Villa le Corti. They hold the Corsini family’s archived history, from the 1360s through the 1960s. (Photo Courtesy New York Times Style...

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Watch a Man Tightrope Walk Across the Moon

There is nothing quite like a long lens shot of the moon: the resulting shots make our closest neighbor appear supernaturally enormous. Even more magical is when a subject is placed in front of the...

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This Scientist Has Created Speakers That Spew Scents, Not Sounds

Cyrano is David Edwards new invention to communicate through scent. (Photo: © Wayne E. Chinnock/Vapor Communications) David Edwards is obsessed with olfaction. The Harvard University professor has...

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China Is Tired of Graffiti Artists at Mount Everest

China to 'name and shame' tourists who leave graffiti on Mt Everest https://t.co/P9gmjQyZAUpic.twitter.com/I39lz1Qtmj— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 11, 2016A lot of people go to Mount Everest,...

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