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chemicals

Just a Beautiful and Dangerous Sulfur Fire

It's pretty, but looks like hell.
July 11, 2017
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feats

NASA's About to Get Very, Very Close to the 'Eye of Jupiter'

The Juno spacecraft will fly within 2,200 miles of the Great Red Spot.
July 10, 2017
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happenings

Thousands of Surfers 'Paddled Out' to Honor a Legendary Wetsuit Pioneer

Jack O'Neill died on June 2.
July 10, 2017
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feats

A Professional Runner Outran Two Amateur (?) Bears

Don't try this at home. Or anywhere, for that matter.
July 07, 2017
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happenings

Norway's Destroyed Penis Rock Rises Again

It was streamed live.
July 07, 2017
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drones

Arizona's (No Longer) Mysterious Monkey Farm

Some guys with drones inspired a day or two of wild speculation, though.
July 06, 2017
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musicians

Found: Early, Awkward Video of Nirvana Playing in an Empty RadioShack

It was January 1988, and future stardom was all but assured.
July 06, 2017
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minor threats

A Brief Encounter With Some Angry Monkeys in Florida

It was caught on tape.
July 05, 2017
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minor threats

Highway Workers in Canada Keep Running Into Rattlesnakes

So far, no one has been bit.
July 05, 2017
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trucks

This Very, Very Heavy Truck Is Too Much for Rhode Island

That's 280 tons, if you're counting.
July 03, 2017
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Bear Bursts Into Eleven-Year-Old's Room Before Quickly Leaving

"There's a bear in my room."
June 30, 2017
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skulls

The Remains of an Ancient 'Skull Cult' Have Been Found

A new discovery at Göbekli Tepe in Turkey sheds some light on what the structure's purpose might have been.
June 29, 2017
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found

Found: A Prehistoric Stone Fish Trap

It's the first to be found in the Kodiak region.
June 28, 2017
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minor threats

A Stray Wallaby Stopped Trains and Confused People in the Netherlands

If you're missing a marsupial, authorities want to hear from you.
June 28, 2017
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minor threats

Why a River in France Turned Very, Very Red

It's so scientists can study karst.
June 27, 2017
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meteorites

A Rare, 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Hit the Netherlands

Scientists are excited.
June 27, 2017
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rocks

Vandals Have Destroyed Norway's Most Phallic Rock

Trollpikken, for now, is no more.
June 26, 2017
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happenings

The Body of Salvador Dalí Will Soon Be Exhumed

A woman claiming to be his daughter filed a paternity suit.
June 26, 2017
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minor threats

The Floating Masses of Fire Ants That Could Be in Tropical Storm Cindy's Wake

It's happened before.
June 23, 2017
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minor threats

The Stolen Human Toe Used to Make Cocktails Has Been Returned

The thief mailed the toe to a Canadian bar, along with an apology.
June 23, 2017
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time capsule

The Dispute Over a Time Capsule Found in a Confederate Statue

It will be a while before we know exactly what's inside.
June 22, 2017
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boats

Boaters Discover a Very Old Dugout Canoe Near a River in Louisiana

It was probably built by American Indians.
June 21, 2017
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The Killer Whales Haunting Fishermen in the Bering Sea

"It's kind of like a primordial struggle," one fisherman said.
June 21, 2017
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The Great Lizard Penis Fraud

Monitor lizard genitalia have been sold as Hatha Jodi, a tantric root thought to bring good luck.
June 19, 2017