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Trading One Bad Map for Another?
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rivals

Trading One Bad Map for Another?

Boston Public Schools just dumped the Mercator Projection, to much fanfare. But cartographers aren't impressed.
March 29, 2017
A Basketball Was Stuck On an NYC Subway Track for Three Weeks
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A Basketball Was Stuck On an NYC Subway Track for Three Weeks

The Times is on it.
March 29, 2017
Caught: A 50-Pound Carp in the Middle of Los Angeles
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urban foraging

Caught: A 50-Pound Carp in the Middle of Los Angeles

Well done, Eddie.
March 28, 2017
The People Who Decide What the Inside of a Human Body Sounds Like
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sounds

The People Who Decide What the Inside of a Human Body Sounds Like

Our brains don't really crackle and hiss, but on film and TV shows, they must.
March 28, 2017
For Sale: A Pennsylvania Garbage Town
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garbage

For Sale: A Pennsylvania Garbage Town

For a cool $1.5 million, Reduction could be yours.
March 27, 2017
In the 1960s, an Artist Imagined an Ever-Changing City That Feels a Lot Like Today
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cities

In the 1960s, an Artist Imagined an Ever-Changing City That Feels a Lot Like Today

Constant Nieuwenhuys's "New Babylon" was ahead of its time.
March 23, 2017
Long Island Has Suffered a Bud Light Truck Spill
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trucks

Long Island Has Suffered a Bud Light Truck Spill

Cases of brewskis were strewn all over the road.
March 23, 2017
A Strike Against Dolphins in Sicily
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strikes

A Strike Against Dolphins in Sicily

They're eating all of the squid.
March 22, 2017
A Whale, Its Blowhole, and a Fleeting Rainbow
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rainbow

A Whale, Its Blowhole, and a Fleeting Rainbow

Very nice.
March 21, 2017
The Controversial Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors
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The Controversial Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors

The U.S. Post Office ended up destroying most of them.
March 20, 2017
The Paddleboarders Who Took Over a Russian Ice Floe
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The Paddleboarders Who Took Over a Russian Ice Floe

The ice chunk was (roughly) 80 feet.
March 20, 2017
Why Chess Fans Hate the Movies
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chess

Why Chess Fans Hate the Movies

From backwards boards to king-flipping, Hollywood just cannot get chess right.
March 17, 2017
The Irish Workers in This Famous Photograph Have Finally Been Identified
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labor

The Irish Workers in This Famous Photograph Have Finally Been Identified

Just in time for St. Patrick's day.
March 17, 2017
What Happens When an Amtrak Train Hits a Snowbank at the Station
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snow

What Happens When an Amtrak Train Hits a Snowbank at the Station

Here's slow-motion video.
March 16, 2017
Why Are Penguins' Sex Lives So Scandalous?
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scandal week

Why Are Penguins' Sex Lives So Scandalous?

Since the early 1900s, these adorable birds have been too freaky for us to handle.
March 15, 2017
The 'Forgotten' Ratcatchers of Paris Go on Strike
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rats

The 'Forgotten' Ratcatchers of Paris Go on Strike

"They only want to be recognized," a representative said.
March 15, 2017
The Massive Pizza Funeral That Never Had to Happen
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pizza

The Massive Pizza Funeral That Never Had to Happen

In 1973, a Michigan entrepreneur buried 30,000 mushroom pizzas—all for nothing.
March 14, 2017
Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious 'Super-Groups'
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whales

Humpback Whales Are Forming Mysterious 'Super-Groups'

Scientists aren't quite sure what's going on.
March 14, 2017
A Very Fast Moose Takes to the Slopes
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mountains

A Very Fast Moose Takes to the Slopes

A freaked-out snowboarder took an amazing video.
March 13, 2017
The Day St. Louis Went From Spanish to French to American in Just 24 Hours
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holidays

The Day St. Louis Went From Spanish to French to American in Just 24 Hours

This year is the 213th anniversary of "Three Flags Day."
March 10, 2017
A Funicular Saves the Day
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funicular

A Funicular Saves the Day

The Swiss village of Bristen's road collapsed, and some old technology is suddenly coming in handy.
March 10, 2017
Goodbye, Azure Window
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tourism

Goodbye, Azure Window

Malta's most photogenic arch has collapsed.
March 09, 2017
Sarah Bagley, the Voice of America's Early Women's Labor Movement
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labor

Sarah Bagley, the Voice of America's Early Women's Labor Movement

In the 1830s and '40s—before they could even vote—women mill workers agitated for equal treatment.
March 08, 2017
The Statue of Liberty Went on Strike Last Night
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strikes

The Statue of Liberty Went on Strike Last Night

Happy International Women's Day!
March 08, 2017