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The Folger Shakespeare Library Will Lend Chilly Readers a Handmade Shawl
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knitting

The Folger Shakespeare Library Will Lend Chilly Readers a Handmade Shawl

The reading room's head of circulation has created an informal lending library of coziness.
March 28, 2017
Found: A Maud Lewis Painting in a Thrift Store Bin
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Found: A Maud Lewis Painting in a Thrift Store Bin

An unknown benefactor donated a work by one of Canada's most famous folk artists.
March 28, 2017
Found: A Secret Warehouse Full of Toy Trains
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trains

Found: A Secret Warehouse Full of Toy Trains

Trains, trains, and more trains.
March 27, 2017
One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa
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surveyors

One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa

In 1839, the outcome of the "Honey War" hinged on the exact location of the Missouri-Iowa border.
March 24, 2017
Found: A ‘Very Large’ African Cat Roaming the Streets of New Jersey
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cats

Found: A ‘Very Large’ African Cat Roaming the Streets of New Jersey

A tiger? A bobcat? No, a pricey "savannah cat."
March 24, 2017
Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Eating Shad a Fad Again
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fishing

Meet the Man Who Wants to Make Eating Shad a Fad Again

Canned and smoked, the bony fish is delicious, says Seattle's Warner Lew.
March 23, 2017
Found: A Giant Terra-Cotta Head
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bridges

Found: A Giant Terra-Cotta Head

A controversial Russian bridge-building project uncovered this sculpture.
March 23, 2017
Found: The Earliest Color Footage of the White House
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presidents

Found: The Earliest Color Footage of the White House

It features Herbert Hoover playing with a six-pound medicine ball.
March 22, 2017
Found: A Giant Metal Die in an Idaho Lake
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floods

Found: A Giant Metal Die in an Idaho Lake

Floodwaters cast it on the shore.
March 21, 2017
The Case for Making European Boundary Stones Into a World Heritage Site
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unesco

The Case for Making European Boundary Stones Into a World Heritage Site

Could surveying be recognized as one of the world's wonders?
March 21, 2017
Found: An Unusually Situated Bat Cave
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bat caves

Found: An Unusually Situated Bat Cave

The cave is large for Alberta's boreal forest.
March 20, 2017
Found: Rocks Formed From Earth’s Earliest Crust
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rocks

Found: Rocks Formed From Earth’s Earliest Crust

Life on Earth is tough, even for rocks.
March 17, 2017
The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland
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scandal week

The Invisible Unmarried Mothers of Ireland

For seven decades, thousands of pregnant Irish women were sent into a kind of captivity.
March 16, 2017
Found: Golden Coins Hidden in a Crusader Shipwreck
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treasure

Found: Golden Coins Hidden in a Crusader Shipwreck

The ship may have been fleeing the Holy Land after the Crusaders' last stand.
March 16, 2017
Most American Cities Once Had Red-Light Districts
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zoning

Most American Cities Once Had Red-Light Districts

But they didn't last long.
March 15, 2017
Found: The Oldest Plant Fossil Ever Discovered
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life on earth

Found: The Oldest Plant Fossil Ever Discovered

It looks like red algae.
March 15, 2017
Found: The World's First Known Fluorescent Frog
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glowing

Found: The World's First Known Fluorescent Frog

It is tiny and polka-dotted!
March 14, 2017
The Enduring Mystery of James A. Garfield's Immigration Scandal
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scandal week

The Enduring Mystery of James A. Garfield's Immigration Scandal

Instead of emails, there was the Morey letter.
March 13, 2017
Found: An Increasing Number of Great White Sharks Off Cape Cod
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sharks

Found: An Increasing Number of Great White Sharks Off Cape Cod

"The population may be large," one expert said.
March 13, 2017
The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper
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books

The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper

They're an art form all their own.
March 10, 2017
Found: A Colossal Statue of Ramses II Hiding Under a Cairo Street
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temples

Found: A Colossal Statue of Ramses II Hiding Under a Cairo Street

Egypt's antiquities ministry is calling it one of the most important archaeological finds ever.
March 10, 2017
Found: Time Crystals, a New Phase of Matter
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physics

Found: Time Crystals, a New Phase of Matter

Pretty pretty cool.
March 09, 2017
The 4 Places on Earth to Look for the Earliest Evidence of Life
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geology

The 4 Places on Earth to Look for the Earliest Evidence of Life

It's hard to find rocks more than 3.6 billion years old.
March 08, 2017
Found, By a Danish Schoolboy: A Crashed WWII Plane in His Family's Field
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world war ii

Found, By a Danish Schoolboy: A Crashed WWII Plane in His Family's Field

As a joke, his father had suggested he look for it.
March 08, 2017