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The Surreal British Clone Towns Taking Over the Turkish Coast
story
travel

The Surreal British Clone Towns Taking Over the Turkish Coast

Inside the town that brought the fake British high street to Turkey.
October 14, 2016
There's a Tiny Utopia in the Middle of Queens
story
utopias

There's a Tiny Utopia in the Middle of Queens

There is confusion over whether it even exists.
September 12, 2016
Watch a Man Test an Early Football Helmet by Getting Kicked in the Head
story
sports

Watch a Man Test an Early Football Helmet by Getting Kicked in the Head

Ah, the days before NFL safety regulations.
September 08, 2016
The First Ever Stethoscope Was a Simple Wooden Tube
story
medicine

The First Ever Stethoscope Was a Simple Wooden Tube

Happy 200th birthday, respiratory instrument!
September 06, 2016
Watch 1,000 Kyrgyz Musicians Play their National Instrument, the Komuz
story
story

Watch 1,000 Kyrgyz Musicians Play their National Instrument, the Komuz

Forget Rio, it's the World Nomad Games.
September 06, 2016
Watch A '60s Magician Play The Mellotron
story
magic

Watch A '60s Magician Play The Mellotron

It's a musical computer for your home.
September 01, 2016
Meet the Button Obsessives Who Salivate Over Hillary and Trump Souvenirs
story
elections

Meet the Button Obsessives Who Salivate Over Hillary and Trump Souvenirs

The 2016 election as told by its buttons.
August 31, 2016
Watch Gene Wilder Behind the Scenes as the Original Willy Wonka
story
imaginary world

Watch Gene Wilder Behind the Scenes as the Original Willy Wonka

An on-set look at "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
August 30, 2016
Behold a Glorious Vintage Map of Yosemite National Park
story
yosemite

Behold a Glorious Vintage Map of Yosemite National Park

Can you find your favorite spots in this 85-year-old artistic map?
August 29, 2016
Watch These Albatrosses in Hawaii Have a Dance Off
story
hawaii

Watch These Albatrosses in Hawaii Have a Dance Off

When the world's largest protected place on Earth is your dance floor.
August 26, 2016
Temples Inside Caves Are What Remains of an Ancient Buddhist Society
story
india

Temples Inside Caves Are What Remains of an Ancient Buddhist Society

Western India is home to the last relics of a 2,000-year-old culture.
August 25, 2016
Found: A Nearby Exoplanet That Could be Habitable
story
planets

Found: A Nearby Exoplanet That Could be Habitable

A planet orbiting the closest star to the Sun may have the conditions to support life.
August 24, 2016
Watch the Great British Sport of Wellie Wanging
story
sports

Watch the Great British Sport of Wellie Wanging

In summer, rain boots are thrown for sport.
August 24, 2016
Watch Breathtaking Drone Footage From the Lofoten Islands in Norway
story
drones

Watch Breathtaking Drone Footage From the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Hurry, this beautiful landscape is under threat. Blame Hollywood.
August 22, 2016
Say Farewell to New York's Original Apple Store
story
computers

Say Farewell to New York's Original Apple Store

Computer mecca Tekserve hits the auction block.
August 19, 2016
Watch One Man Play the Drums on Lake Baikal
story
ice

Watch One Man Play the Drums on Lake Baikal

The ice on the world's oldest and deepest lake makes sweet music.
August 18, 2016
Watch People Race Down a Hill After Cheese
story
sports

Watch People Race Down a Hill After Cheese

At an annual cheese rolling event in Britain, competitors chase a wheel of Double Gloucester.
August 16, 2016
This James Bond Map Will Teach You How to Become a Spy
story
spies

This James Bond Map Will Teach You How to Become a Spy

Where 007 drank, killed and shagged, mapped.
August 15, 2016
After Lovers Hemingway and Gellhorn Faced Off on D-Day, They Filed for Divorce
story
media

After Lovers Hemingway and Gellhorn Faced Off on D-Day, They Filed for Divorce

It turns out battling for journalistic scoops during wartime is not great for a marriage.
August 12, 2016
Watch a Groovy Synchronized Swimming Routine From the 1960s
story
olympics

Watch a Groovy Synchronized Swimming Routine From the 1960s

Complete with pineapple-esque swim caps.
August 12, 2016
Watch a Mongolian Throat Singer Perform on a Mountain
story
musicians

Watch a Mongolian Throat Singer Perform on a Mountain

Admire the skilled player Batzorig Vaanchig carry on an ancient tradition.
August 10, 2016
Watch a Keralan Dancer's Impressively Intricate Facial Twitches
story
india

Watch a Keralan Dancer's Impressively Intricate Facial Twitches

The Ottamthullal dance is a form of political satire.
August 08, 2016
America's First Medal at the Nazi Olympics Was For...Town Planning
story
olympics

America's First Medal at the Nazi Olympics Was For...Town Planning

Urban planning was once considered an Olympic sport, and Brooklyn's Marine Park won a medal.
August 05, 2016
Watch The Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games
story
germany

Watch The Opening Ceremony of the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games

A news report shows Hitler announce the opening of the Berlin Games.
August 04, 2016