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A Kangaroo on the Streets of Detroit
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animals

A Kangaroo on the Streets of Detroit

From the Exotic Pets file.
March 28, 2017
Why We Think Outhouses All Had Crescent Moons in Their Doors
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bathrooms

Why We Think Outhouses All Had Crescent Moons in Their Doors

The classic symbol of an outdoor toilet was probably just made up.
March 28, 2017
Not Sold: Captain Cook's Waistcoat
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Not Sold: Captain Cook's Waistcoat

It failed to sell at auction, even though bidding went to over $438,000.
March 27, 2017
Frogs Made Famous by Mark Twain Are Finally Laying Eggs Again
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Frogs Made Famous by Mark Twain Are Finally Laying Eggs Again

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is on the comeback trail.
March 24, 2017
Portland's Love Affair With Its Special Water Fountains
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water

Portland's Love Affair With Its Special Water Fountains

Benson Bubblers are unique to the Oregon city, and it won't let anyone else have them.
March 24, 2017
Teen Corrects NASA Error
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space

Teen Corrects NASA Error

The International Space Station was showing an anomaly.
March 23, 2017
There Is Gold in Seawater, But We Can't Get at It
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There Is Gold in Seawater, But We Can't Get at It

From scams to mad science, the quest for the oceans' riches continues.
March 23, 2017
Bees Delay Flight
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bees

Bees Delay Flight

"Obviously, you don't want the bees in the air."
March 22, 2017
Curling With Compact Cars
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russia

Curling With Compact Cars

The stakes have been raised.
March 21, 2017
Larry Donovan, 1880s Bridge Jumper, Lived Too Soon
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Larry Donovan, 1880s Bridge Jumper, Lived Too Soon

Just imagine what would have happened to this man in the age of YouTube.
March 21, 2017
The Catford Cat Has Been Saved
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giant animals

The Catford Cat Has Been Saved

It was in danger of being put down.
March 20, 2017
The Russian Poetry Scandal That Ended in a Duel
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The Russian Poetry Scandal That Ended in a Duel

Remembering the Cherubina de Gabriak hoax of 1909.
March 17, 2017
Canadian Bar Annoys Ireland With Its 'Sacrilegious' Guinness Pour
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beer

Canadian Bar Annoys Ireland With Its 'Sacrilegious' Guinness Pour

If you are going to use Guinness in your ad, you'd better do it right.
March 16, 2017
Why We Have Such Complicated Feelings About Eating Horses
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scandal week

Why We Have Such Complicated Feelings About Eating Horses

Horse meat has rarely gone down easy.
March 16, 2017
The Goldfish That Got a Wheelchair
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The Goldfish That Got a Wheelchair

It helps it stay underwater.
March 15, 2017
A Pair of Staten Island Ponies Escaped to Frolic in the Blizzard
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horses

A Pair of Staten Island Ponies Escaped to Frolic in the Blizzard

The storm set them free in more ways than one.
March 14, 2017
Smoking Banana Peels Is the Greatest Drug Hoax of All Time
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scandal week

Smoking Banana Peels Is the Greatest Drug Hoax of All Time

They called it mellow yellow.
March 14, 2017
For Sale: A Castle Where Henry VIII Honeymooned
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tudors

For Sale: A Castle Where Henry VIII Honeymooned

It can be yours for $10.4 million.
March 13, 2017
Philadelphia Construction Workers Have Unearthed Dozens of Centuries-Old Coffins
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haunted

Philadelphia Construction Workers Have Unearthed Dozens of Centuries-Old Coffins

This is how haunted houses are born.
March 10, 2017
Someone Please Rent Texas's New Cowboy Boot House
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Someone Please Rent Texas's New Cowboy Boot House

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in a shoe.
March 10, 2017
NASA Found an Indian Spacecraft Lost Since 2009
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space

NASA Found an Indian Spacecraft Lost Since 2009

Tracking lunar orbiters just became a bit easier.
March 10, 2017
In Phil Campbell, Alabama, His Name Is My Name Too
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names

In Phil Campbell, Alabama, His Name Is My Name Too

A brief history of a small town and the many Phil Campbells who love it.
March 09, 2017
In Indianapolis, a Series of Ramps Just for Ducklings
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ducklings

In Indianapolis, a Series of Ramps Just for Ducklings

They're pretty cute.
March 08, 2017
The Mini-Amusement Park in This Texan's Backyard
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amusement parks

The Mini-Amusement Park in This Texan's Backyard

He built it for his granddaughter.
March 07, 2017