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Here's 1,069 Robots Dancing in Unison
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Here's 1,069 Robots Dancing in Unison

They set a new world record.
August 18, 2017
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eclipses
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Eclipses

And were kind enough to ask.
August 18, 2017
Why Uganda Has Two Eclipse Monuments
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Why Uganda Has Two Eclipse Monuments

The East African country may be the eclipse monument capital of the world.
August 17, 2017
Two-Headed Turtle Discovered on a Florida Beach
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Two-Headed Turtle Discovered on a Florida Beach

It's cute, but probably won't live too long.
August 17, 2017
Scientists Have Unlocked the Magic in 'Magic Mushrooms'
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Scientists Have Unlocked the Magic in 'Magic Mushrooms'

The recipe for psilocybin just got a whole lot more clear.
August 16, 2017
Why There's a Jersey Shore in the Middle of Pennsylvania
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Why There's a Jersey Shore in the Middle of Pennsylvania

Hundreds of miles from the ocean, this Jersey Shore maintains a far quieter existence.
August 15, 2017
South Carolina Warns of Eclipse 'Lizard Man'
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South Carolina Warns of Eclipse 'Lizard Man'

Be careful out there.
August 14, 2017
Mesopotamian Shaman Mistaken (?) for Bigfoot in North Carolina
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Mesopotamian Shaman Mistaken (?) for Bigfoot in North Carolina

Some disagree.
August 11, 2017
Found: An Old Well Was Beneath a U.K. Nightclub
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Found: An Old Well Was Beneath a U.K. Nightclub

It's a legacy from Burton-on-Trent's brewing history.
August 11, 2017
A WWII Bomb Has Been Found at the Fukushima Nuclear Site
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A WWII Bomb Has Been Found at the Fukushima Nuclear Site

As if they didn't have enough to worry about.
August 10, 2017
Researchers Have Named a Prehistoric Crocodile After Motörhead's Lemmy
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Researchers Have Named a Prehistoric Crocodile After Motörhead's Lemmy

The Ace of Spades meets the jaws of death.
August 09, 2017
The Story Behind the Greatest Eclipse Video of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Eclipse Video of All Time

A group of astronomers diverted a flight to get a better view of the moon's shadow.
August 09, 2017
Send Atlas Obscura Your Eclipse Questions!
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Send Atlas Obscura Your Eclipse Questions!

Curious about eclipses? Let us help.
August 09, 2017
A Brave Pig Briefly Escaped Onto a Busy Washington Interstate
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A Brave Pig Briefly Escaped Onto a Busy Washington Interstate

Its freedom was all too short, though.
August 08, 2017
The Best Trick U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Ever Pulled on a Criminal
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The Best Trick U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Ever Pulled on a Criminal

A particularly glorious example of "fake it 'til you make it."
August 08, 2017
You Can Help Get This Water Tower Painted Like a Hamburger
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You Can Help Get This Water Tower Painted Like a Hamburger

It's located in Hamburg, New York, after all.
August 07, 2017
A Boeing Test Flight Drew an Airplane in the Sky
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A Boeing Test Flight Drew an Airplane in the Sky

Airplanes drawing airplanes.
August 04, 2017
The Eclipse of 1878 Almost Killed the Father of the National Weather Service
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The Eclipse of 1878 Almost Killed the Father of the National Weather Service

Eclipse madness is real.
August 04, 2017
New York State Gives the National Comedy Center $500,000
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New York State Gives the National Comedy Center $500,000

They're investing in the history of comedy.
August 03, 2017
Join the Search for Geedis
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Join the Search for Geedis

One comedian's quest for a fantasy franchise that might never have existed.
August 03, 2017
Wild Horses Caught Frolicking Beneath a Seaside Rainbow
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Wild Horses Caught Frolicking Beneath a Seaside Rainbow

Because life, sometimes, is a Lisa Frank sticker.
August 02, 2017
Who Is the Mystery Tree-Cutter of Slough?
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Who Is the Mystery Tree-Cutter of Slough?

Someone keeps cutting down large trees.
August 01, 2017
This White Snake Is Not Albino
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This White Snake Is Not Albino

But it is rare nonetheless.
July 31, 2017
Caught: An 80-Pound Catfish With Less-Than-Great Equipment
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Caught: An 80-Pound Catfish With Less-Than-Great Equipment

It's not about the fishing rod.
July 28, 2017