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competitions

Video Wonder: The British Game of Knocking Nuts

Conkers has been played for over a century.
March 11, 2016
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musical wonders

Video Wonder: A Musical Instrument Made From a Badger

Watch a man play a "badgermin"—a theremin made from the body of, well, you know.
March 09, 2016
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empire

China's Only Monogamous Emperor Swore Off Consorts After One Murdered His Mom

Sometimes being monogamous is the best thing for an empire.
March 09, 2016
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australia

Video Wonder: Underwater Rugby

How do you play rugby in a pool? Like this.
March 07, 2016
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escape routes

Don’t Worry, Said Most Weather Reports in Fiji Before One of the Worst Cyclones Ever

How two Peace Corps volunteers narrowly escaped Cyclone Winston–an option that few Fijians had.
March 03, 2016
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hong kong

Video Wonder: Selfies From the Top Of a Hong Kong Skyscraper

If you suffer from vertigo, do not watch this video.
March 03, 2016
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technology

How Do Dating Apps Work in Places Where Dating is Less Than Legal?

Traditional, ultra-conservative societies like Saudi Arabia are learning to swipe right.
March 01, 2016
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bars

Video Wonder: Tokyo Bartenders Throwing Bottles With Style

Fast and furious flairtending in a cramped bar—what could go wrong?
March 01, 2016
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oceans

Video Wonder: Giant Coconut Crab Climbing Around and Crushing Things

February 25, 2016
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ice day

How a Baby Staked Argentina's Claim on Antarctica

February 25, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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musicians

Is a '!' Good For Your Brand? We Asked Some Experts

February 23, 2016
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drones

Video Wonder: A Drone's Eye View of Staten Island's Ship Graveyard

February 23, 2016
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trends

Was The Mood Ring A Gateway Drug To An Era Of Self-Obsession?

February 19, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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ice cream

Video Wonder: Instant Ice Cream Rolls

February 19, 2016
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reincarnation

China’s Reincarnation Database Has Verified The Existence of 870 Living Buddhas. But How?

February 17, 2016
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england

Video Wonder: Foot Fights at the World Toe Wrestling Championship

February 17, 2016
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map monday

The Perfect 22-Foot Map for Your Ancient Roman Road Trip

February 15, 2016
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sleep

Video Wonder: Andy Warhol's 5-Hour Film of a Man Sleeping

February 15, 2016
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swimming pools

Video Wonder: Synchronized Swim Skating

February 12, 2016
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flight

The Sonic Booms The Government Doesn't Want You to Hear

February 12, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: The Democratic National Convention, For the First Time in Color!

February 10, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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valentine's day

Give Your Beloved a Sweet, Glistening Brain for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2016
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bicycles

GPS Doodles Turn Your Workout Into an Art Project

February 08, 2016
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meteorites

Video Wonder: What a Meteor Looks Like Barreling Towards Earth

February 08, 2016