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water

Can You Taste Where Your Water is From?

When water is purified, 'pixie dust' is added back in.
April 26, 2016
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performances

Watch One Man Walk 1,630 Feet Across the Utah Sky

Théo Sanson is quite the slackliner.
April 25, 2016
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video wonders

Watch This Psychedelic Sand Pizza Spin Into Existence

Sand art is ephemeral and mesmerizing.
April 14, 2016
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england

Extreme Speed Pipe Smoking is Not for the Weak of Stomach

Welcome to adrenalin sports, British gentleman style.
April 12, 2016
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out there week

Tailing an Overnight Doctor at New York's Busiest Animal ER

A sleepover with radioactive cats and malady-riddled French bulldogs.
April 12, 2016
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protest

Protesters are Rebuilding Thoreau’s Cabin to Block a Gas Pipeline

Henry David Thoreau is helping fight big industry from beyond the grave.
April 08, 2016
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monkeys

Have You Ever Felt as Good as These Sunbathing Lemurs?

Ah, the sensation of sunlight warming one's belly fur.
April 08, 2016
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competitions

The Colorful, Crocheted World of Turkish Camel Wrestling

Selçuk, are you ready to rumble?
April 06, 2016
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obscura day 2016

Learn the Secrets of Technical Tree-Climbing

It's more ropes and ladders than arms and legs.
April 05, 2016
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television

Are You Popular? This 1947 Video Has the Answer

Key point: Don't park in cars with boys.
April 04, 2016
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competitions

The Wet and Wild World of Underwater Sports

Sure, rugby is fun on land, but why not play it at the bottom of a swimming pool?
April 01, 2016
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fish

Porcupinefish Refuses to Abandon Ensnared Best Friend

Just hold on, buddy. We're gonna get you out of there.
March 31, 2016
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feminism

The Illegal Birth Control Handbook That Spread Across College Campuses in 1968

A group of Canadian teenagers wrote the first popular text on contraception.
March 31, 2016
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weather

Hail Cannons, the Devices That Supposedly Blast Away Bad Weather

They're startlingly loud and scientifically unproven.
March 29, 2016
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australia

Meet Patrick, the Biggest, Oldest Wombat in the World

The 30-year-old marsupial weighs around 85 pounds.
March 29, 2016
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monkeys

The Untold Story of the World's First Monkey Face Transplant

In the mid 1980s, a medical resident attempted a then-untested procedure
March 25, 2016
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winter

Blowing Bubbles is More Fun in Subzero-Degree Weather

Instant ice, in bubble formation!
March 24, 2016
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ethnographic

Tropical Storms Were Once Named After Wives, Girlfriends, and Disliked Politicians

Want a storm named after you? Well, it's complicated.
March 23, 2016
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aquariums

Pulsate Your Way to a Peaceful Lunch Break With This Jellyfish Cam

Get lost in a tangle of tentacles.
March 22, 2016
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hats

When Going Out Without a Hat Was Grounds for Scandal

Back in the day, women with bare heads may as well have been naked.
March 21, 2016
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bioluminescence

Bros Discover The Crazy Wondrousness of Bioluminescence

Did you just see that, bruh?
March 17, 2016
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immigration

How the St. Patrick's Day Parade Paved the Way for Other Immigrant Groups

The parade, invented in America, inspired others to come.
March 17, 2016
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robot

Object of Intrigue: Disneyland's Flirty, Talking Trash Can

An animatronic trash can named PUSH eventually got the shove.
March 15, 2016
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garbage week

Video Wonder: Roosevelt Island's Trash Vacuum

One of only six in the U.S.
March 15, 2016