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Thieves in Arizona Stole a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course
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crime

Thieves in Arizona Stole a Giant Inflatable Obstacle Course

How are they going to fence this thing?
May 25, 2017
One Calgary Man's Big Idea: Tiny, Tiny Street Food
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street food

One Calgary Man's Big Idea: Tiny, Tiny Street Food

Tom Brown hands out truly bite-sized snacks from his portable, miniature kitchen.
May 24, 2017
A Moose Destroyed a Flowerbed Planted to Celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial
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canada

A Moose Destroyed a Flowerbed Planted to Celebrate Canada's Sesquicentennial

He or she ate a heck of a lot of tulips.
May 24, 2017
Not One, but Two Corpse Flowers May Soon Stink Up Chicago
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twins

Not One, but Two Corpse Flowers May Soon Stink Up Chicago

Java and Sumatra are currently on display at the city's Botanic Garden.
May 23, 2017
Traveling Back in Time With Colorful Isochrone Maps
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time

Traveling Back in Time With Colorful Isochrone Maps

Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.
May 22, 2017
Bunnies Have Gone Extinct in Second Life's Virtual World
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virtual worlds

Bunnies Have Gone Extinct in Second Life's Virtual World

A catastrophic resource shortage plays out online.
May 22, 2017
Rogue Herd of Cows Captured on Tape
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cows

Rogue Herd of Cows Captured on Tape

They were midnight snacking.
May 19, 2017
The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins
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fonts

The Lost Typefaces of W.A. Dwiggins

The pioneering designer created dozens of fonts, only a few of which are still around today.
May 19, 2017
An Indonesian Village Has Painted Itself Rainbow
story
tourism

An Indonesian Village Has Painted Itself Rainbow

The colorful spot hopes to attract more tourists.
May 18, 2017
Happy 11th Birthday to the 'Great Carrier Reef'
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underwater

Happy 11th Birthday to the 'Great Carrier Reef'

On May 17, 2006, the USS Oriskany transformed from a warship into the world's largest artificial reef made from recycled materials.
May 17, 2017
Lizards Hold Up Railway Construction in Germany
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transportation

Lizards Hold Up Railway Construction in Germany

The reptiles must be relocated before it continues.
May 17, 2017
Would You Confess Your Criminal Misdeeds to This Skeleton?
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inventors

Would You Confess Your Criminal Misdeeds to This Skeleton?

Back in the 1920s, the inventor Helene Adelaide Shelby was pretty sure you would.
May 16, 2017
St. Louis Road Workers Were Defeated by This Small Blue Kia
story
cars

St. Louis Road Workers Were Defeated by This Small Blue Kia

Islands in the stream / that is what we are.
May 16, 2017
Please Look at These Turtles, Wolf Blitzer
story
internet

Please Look at These Turtles, Wolf Blitzer

With #ShowWolfATurtle, reptile biologists court a prominent new herp fan.
May 15, 2017
Want Some Berries? Plant Some Bear Poop
story
bears

Want Some Berries? Plant Some Bear Poop

One mound from Rocky Mountain National Park has yielded 1,200 seedlings.
May 15, 2017
Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet's
story
kickass women

Florence Nightingale Was Born 197 Years Ago, and Her Infographics Were Better Than Most of the Internet's

The famed nurse was also an early practitioner of marshaling statistics to advance social causes.
May 12, 2017
This California Man Has Dedicated His Backyard to Saving a Butterfly
story
biodiversity

This California Man Has Dedicated His Backyard to Saving a Butterfly

Biologist Tim Wong has been successfully raising California pipevine swallowtails for years.
May 12, 2017
For Sale: The First Map of Disneyland
story
theme parks

For Sale: The First Map of Disneyland

The original, hand-drawn plans looked a little different.
May 11, 2017
Robo-Falcons Will Soon Patrol Edmonton International Airport
story
airports

Robo-Falcons Will Soon Patrol Edmonton International Airport

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... a robotic bird protecting planes!
May 11, 2017
An Australian Baby Just Became the First to Breastfeed in Parliament
story
kickass women

An Australian Baby Just Became the First to Breastfeed in Parliament

Nursing a child in the chambers has only been legal since last year.
May 10, 2017
Inside the Mumbai Deaf Community's Unique Public Transit Culture
story
subculture

Inside the Mumbai Deaf Community's Unique Public Transit Culture

The city's rail system offers deaf riders special compartments that double as bustling meet-up spots.
May 09, 2017
Europeans Are Losing Their Minds Over This Boring Bird
story
travel

Europeans Are Losing Their Minds Over This Boring Bird

Fame is contextual.
May 09, 2017
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian
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rock and roll

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Is Looking for a Librarian

For those about to apply—we salute you.
May 08, 2017
After a 33-Year Absence, a Lost Beach Returns to Ireland
story
beaches

After a 33-Year Absence, a Lost Beach Returns to Ireland

A storm washed the beach away in 1984—and another one brought it back last month.
May 08, 2017