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Chinese Police Destroy Fake Terracotta Army
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police

Chinese Police Destroy Fake Terracotta Army

They crushed the imposter soldiers to rubble.
January 17, 2017
The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech
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computers

The Voder, the First Machine to Create Human Speech

It spoke like a creepy demon.
January 16, 2017
Rediscovering the Wonderful World of Weepuls
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toys

Rediscovering the Wonderful World of Weepuls

These 1980s promotional fuzzballs refuse to die.
January 13, 2017
Predicting the Weather With Shark Oil
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weather

Predicting the Weather With Shark Oil

No one is quite sure how Bermuda's unique barometers deliver their forecasts.
January 12, 2017
Space Chess Is Here, But No One Is Playing
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chess

Space Chess Is Here, But No One Is Playing

The three-dimensional version of the game was around long before Star Trek.
January 10, 2017
Blood Pancakes Are The Most Metal of All Flapjacks
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food

Blood Pancakes Are The Most Metal of All Flapjacks

Put some plasma in your breakfast.
January 06, 2017
Nearly 100% of Australia Now Has a Feral Cat Problem
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cats

Nearly 100% of Australia Now Has a Feral Cat Problem

Apparently, they can't be herded.
January 04, 2017
Why a Fake Patron Named 'Chuck Finley' Checked Out 2,361 Books at This Florida Library Last Year
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crime

Why a Fake Patron Named 'Chuck Finley' Checked Out 2,361 Books at This Florida Library Last Year

Some library workers wanted to ensure the classics stayed on the shelves.
January 03, 2017
The Highbrow Struggles of Translating Modern Children's Books Into Latin
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language

The Highbrow Struggles of Translating Modern Children's Books Into Latin

What's the best way to translate Dr. Seuss' works in a dead language?
December 28, 2016
FOUND: A Dinosaur That Shed Its Teeth and Grew a Beak
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dinosaurs

FOUND: A Dinosaur That Shed Its Teeth and Grew a Beak

The mouths of these dog-sized T-Rex relatives changed with their diets.
December 27, 2016
The Great Harvard Pee-In of 1973
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schools

The Great Harvard Pee-In of 1973

When fighting for equality meant peeing on the steps.
December 23, 2016
Found, Underwater: One of Canada's Earliest Gardens
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found

Found, Underwater: One of Canada's Earliest Gardens

It's around 3,800 years old.
December 23, 2016
Does America Have a Secret Kangaroo Population?
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cryptids

Does America Have a Secret Kangaroo Population?

And if not, what's that thing hopping in the distance?
December 22, 2016
This Christmas, Jam a Candle in an Orange
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christmas

This Christmas, Jam a Candle in an Orange

Add some ribbon and candy kebabs and you've got yourself a Christingle.
December 20, 2016
Here's When You Told Us You Open Your Christmas Presents
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rituals week

Here's When You Told Us You Open Your Christmas Presents

How common are your traditions?
December 16, 2016
Found: A $5,000 Mortgage Payment That Was Accidentally Thrown in The Trash
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garbage

Found: A $5,000 Mortgage Payment That Was Accidentally Thrown in The Trash

Some hero sanitation workers saved it.
December 15, 2016
How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World
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folklore

How to Appease Household Spirits Across the World

Quit playing games with my hearth.
December 14, 2016
Mozart Has Sold More CDs in 2016 Than Beyoncé
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music

Mozart Has Sold More CDs in 2016 Than Beyoncé

Amadeus, Amadeus!
December 13, 2016
Exploring The Last Resort, Robert De Niro's Forgotten '90s Adventure Game
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video games

Exploring The Last Resort, Robert De Niro's Forgotten '90s Adventure Game

Also featuring Aerosmith, Cher, and Christopher Reeve.
December 09, 2016
Teens and Krampus Are Again Violently Battling Each Other
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christmas

Teens and Krampus Are Again Violently Battling Each Other

Christmas demons and youth don't mix.
December 09, 2016
Survey: When Will You Open Your Christmas Gifts?
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story

Survey: When Will You Open Your Christmas Gifts?

Let us know about your personal holiday traditions.
December 08, 2016
Why do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty?
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fantasy

Why do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty?

Blame Tolkien and time.
December 07, 2016
A Giant Jeremy Clarkson Head Is Mysteriously Haunting America's Highways
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television

A Giant Jeremy Clarkson Head Is Mysteriously Haunting America's Highways

Where is his head at?
December 06, 2016
Astronauts Are Getting Better and Better at Farming in Space
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space

Astronauts Are Getting Better and Better at Farming in Space

Dinner in orbit is getting a whole lot fresher.
December 06, 2016