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When Giant Sequoias Were Sacrificed for Traveling Sideshows
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trees

When Giant Sequoias Were Sacrificed for Traveling Sideshows

In the beginning, Western settlers weren't very kind.
January 31, 2017
Happy New Year! You Are Now a Year Older in Korea
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rites and rituals

Happy New Year! You Are Now a Year Older in Korea

In the Korean peninsula, every person turns a year older on the Lunar New Year.
December 29, 2016
Watch a Bird Trick Meerkats Out of Their Food
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nature

Watch a Bird Trick Meerkats Out of Their Food

Turns out drongo birds are the ultimate con artists of the animal kingdom.
December 29, 2016
Watch the Physics of Ballet's Hardest Move Explained
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dancing

Watch the Physics of Ballet's Hardest Move Explained

Decoding the legendary spins in Swan Lake.
December 27, 2016
12 Chamber Pots You Can Buy Right Now
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hygiene

12 Chamber Pots You Can Buy Right Now

From the gold-laden to the practical, a chamber pot for every person who never knew they needed one.
December 22, 2016
Why Some Christians Are Forsaking Christmas
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christmas

Why Some Christians Are Forsaking Christmas

To them, Jesus is not the reason for the season.
December 21, 2016
Watch Salvador Dali in the Greatest Chocolate Commercial Ever
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video wonders

Watch Salvador Dali in the Greatest Chocolate Commercial Ever

The sweet stuff was apparently his hidden weakness.
December 21, 2016
From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food
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france

From Bordeaux to Brie, This Map Plots the Origin of Your Favorite French Food

This 1809 food map sought to prove that France was the culinary leader of the world.
December 19, 2016
Heading to Iceland? Just Make Sure You Don't Die There
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funeral

Heading to Iceland? Just Make Sure You Don't Die There

Due to local post-mortem practices, it'd be a bit of an inconvenience.
December 16, 2016
Watch Mad Max Enthusiasts Create a Post-Apocalyptic World in the Desert
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fantasy

Watch Mad Max Enthusiasts Create a Post-Apocalyptic World in the Desert

Party like it's the end of the world.
December 15, 2016
The Sleepy Peruvian Town that Comes Alive Each Year to 'Please the Virgin'
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rituals week

The Sleepy Peruvian Town that Comes Alive Each Year to 'Please the Virgin'

Demons, jokers, and colonial characters get together to celebrate tradition and faith with a raucous party.
December 13, 2016
Watch Dance Meet Geometry in This 1920s German Ballet
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germany

Watch Dance Meet Geometry in This 1920s German Ballet

Ballerinas go Bauhaus.
December 12, 2016
See What Your Blood Looks Like Under a Microscope
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video wonders

See What Your Blood Looks Like Under a Microscope

An intimate look at the substance that makes you, you.
December 08, 2016
Rock 'n' Roll and Military Dictatorships Almost Destroyed Argentine Tango
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argentina

Rock 'n' Roll and Military Dictatorships Almost Destroyed Argentine Tango

As rock music and military regimes began to rise, tango began to fall—was it all just a coincidence?
December 07, 2016
Young, Lost, and Hopeless? This Map Will Show You the Way to Happiness
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youth

Young, Lost, and Hopeless? This Map Will Show You the Way to Happiness

The Ocean of Experience will apparently kick you around, then give you honey and gold mines.
December 05, 2016
See One Woman's Amazing Project to Save a Vanishing Native American Language
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language

See One Woman's Amazing Project to Save a Vanishing Native American Language

Marie Wilcox has created a dictionary to protect Wukchumni from extinction.
December 02, 2016
How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox
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vaccines

How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox

If only someone had warned them not to take a DIY approach.
November 30, 2016
Watch the Process of Precipitation in Hypnotic Slow Motion
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video wonders

Watch the Process of Precipitation in Hypnotic Slow Motion

Science class just got more interesting.
November 29, 2016
Add a Surrealist Touch to Your Thanksgiving With These Dali Recipes
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food

Add a Surrealist Touch to Your Thanksgiving With These Dali Recipes

Turkey, crayfish, and vikings—now that's a solid meal.
November 23, 2016
Watch the Oldest Hand-Tap Tattoo Artist in the Philippines at Work
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tattoos

Watch the Oldest Hand-Tap Tattoo Artist in the Philippines at Work

Well into her 90s, Apo Whang-Od continues this ancient tradition.
November 22, 2016
Mapping the Watery Future of New York City
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climate change

Mapping the Watery Future of New York City

What will happen to the city when the polar ice caps melt?
November 21, 2016
Anne Rice Talks Inspiration, Atlantis, and, Yes, Vampires
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jobs

Anne Rice Talks Inspiration, Atlantis, and, Yes, Vampires

An interview with the famed author ahead of the release of her upcoming novel "Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis."
November 18, 2016
Watch the Microscopic Process of a Crystal Being Born
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video wonders

Watch the Microscopic Process of a Crystal Being Born

Proof that chemistry really is art.
November 18, 2016
The Wildly Popular Colombian Soap Opera Even the Government Stopped to Watch
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colombia

The Wildly Popular Colombian Soap Opera Even the Government Stopped to Watch

When coffee-induced passion was a matter of national importance.
November 17, 2016