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travel writing

Tall Travel Tales from 17th-Century Mexico, Mapped

Giovanni Careri traveled far and wide, or so he said.
June 13, 2016
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sex

How a 1918 Author Introduced the World to the Concept of Female Pleasure

Married Love by Marie Stopes was revolutionary in its frank depiction of sexuality.
June 10, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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video wonders

Watch an Action-Packed Video of a Swedish-Ukrainian Berry Rake

These would have been great for the hunters and gatherers.
June 09, 2016
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ellis island

You Can Become a U.S. Citizen at Mount Rushmore or Yosemite

To understand the naturalization process, our reporter attended three ceremonies—one at Ellis Island.
June 08, 2016
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animal

American Idol: Coyote Edition

Just some casual belting by the light of the moon.
June 03, 2016
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trucks

How to Travel Safely With a Crocodile

A professional reptile transporter breaks it down.
June 02, 2016
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festivals

Watch Men Dressed as Devils Jump Over Babies

Baby-jumping is the main event at Spain's annual El Colacho festival.
May 27, 2016
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dogs

We Took a Celebrity Dog Trainer to a New York City Dog Park

A-list dogs are easy after you've grown up in a refugee camp and owned a wolf.
May 24, 2016
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zoos

Watch Two Rare Albino Alligators Get Gnarlier Than Usual

"I twirl on them haters, albino alligators." - Beyoncé
May 24, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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tree week

So You Want to Eat a Tree

A guide to ingesting bark, cambium, leaves, flowers, and buds.
May 20, 2016
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tree week

Watch These Guys Climb 80-Foot Poles in Just 13 Seconds

Sprinting up a vertical surface: challenging, but possible.
May 19, 2016
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tree week

Trees—They're Just Like Us!

There's literally nothing that trees can't do, including get weird with their bodies.
May 19, 2016
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nostalgia

7 Nominees for the Best Tree in Literature

Cast your mind back to childhood and choose a favorite.
May 18, 2016
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tree week

Watch a Fast and Furious Bout of Competitive Tree Felling

Chop chop!
May 17, 2016
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tree week

Acorn Woodpeckers Hoard Thousands of Acorns in a Single Tree

That’s not even the weirdest thing about them.
May 16, 2016
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sewers

Our Sewers Speak Volumes. These Robots Are Ready to Listen

Sewer robots named Mario and Luigi are collecting data to analyze our health.
May 12, 2016
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underwater

Watch Octopus Babies Burst into the World

They're so tiny and wriggly!
May 12, 2016
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stamp collection

Solving the Mystery of Early Polar Exploration Through Stamps

Every year, new mail emerges from the world's attics that gets decoded by a dedicated band of philatelists.
May 10, 2016
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spiders

Watch 2 Jumping Spiders Get Flirty and Awkward

Love is hard. Ask these arachnids.
May 09, 2016
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sailors

Found: Stranded Sailor After 2 Months Adrift

Three others didn't survive.
May 05, 2016
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hats

The Kentucky Derby Puts the Mad Hatter to Shame

See photos of this season's most extraordinary hats.
May 03, 2016
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machines

Watch Hopes and Dreams Get Crushed in Seconds

With a hydraulic press, no less.
April 29, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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jobs

There's Only One State Where You Can Become a Master Cheesemaker

You can get arrested for making cheese without a license.
April 29, 2016
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video wonders

Watch This Chef Turn a Wad of Dough into Yards of Noodles

You'll be wanting la mian for lunch.
April 27, 2016