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emus

In 1932, Australia Started an 'Emu War'—And Lost

The Great Emu War in Western Australia was a bizarre and futile effort.
March 21, 2016
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time lapse

Watch This Mesmerizing Time Lapse Of Spring Flowers In Bloom

A bit of motivational viewing as the seasons turn.
March 18, 2016
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garbage week

Cold War Spies Sifted Through Used Soviet Toilet Paper In Search of Clues

Operation Tamarisk has been called one of the most successful spy operations of the era.
March 17, 2016
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computers

Email is ‘Simple, Really,’ Explains 6-Minute Instructional Video From 1984

It was a different time.
March 16, 2016
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garbage week

A Map of Brooklyn, Made of the Trash of Brooklyn

An artist collected trash from every block in Brooklyn for a surprisingly lovely collage of local litter.
March 14, 2016
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venues

Why Men in the 1920s Paid Women for Spins Around the Dance Hall

For 10 cents, male patrons could hire taxi-dancers and try out the upper-class hobby of ballroom dancing.
March 11, 2016
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snakes

Video Wonder: Drawers Full of Cobras

Whatever this guy gets paid, it's not enough.
March 10, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: A Water Slide for Trout

Watch 4,000 pounds of rainbow trout careen down a slide into a lake.
March 8, 2016
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sounds

Sensitive Male Fruit Flies Sing Songs Tailored to the Fly Ladies Near Them

Female fruit flies listen to many minutes of male song before deciding whether to mate.
March 4, 2016
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women

Video Wonder: Intense Women's Armwrestling Battle

Two competitors employ a vocally assaultive technique during the European Armwrestling Championship.
March 4, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: Elvis Kissing Every Girl

The King delivers a little less Rock and a lot more Roll at this 1970 performance.
March 2, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: Baby Penguin Learns To Walk

Kate Winslet narrates this clip of an adorable penguin chick taking his first steps.
February 29, 2016
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leap day

For Centuries, Leap Day was the Most Feminist Day on the Calendar

The tradition of women proposing to men on leap day is still popular in Europe.
February 29, 2016
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whales

Video Wonder: An Orca Playing With a Human Friend

February 26, 2016
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kickass women

Lakshmibai, The Warrior Queen Who Fought British Rule in India

February 24, 2016
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japan

Video Wonder: Japanese Split Racing

February 24, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: Dick Van Dyke Shows You How Not to Burn to Death

February 22, 2016
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map monday

Can You Spot the Monsters in This Medieval Map of the World?

February 22, 2016
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drugs

Opium Soaked Tampons Were the Midol of Ancient Rome

February 19, 2016
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bioluminescence

Video Wonder: New Zealand's Twinkling Glowworm Caves

February 18, 2016
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video wonders

Video Wonder: Shredding an Electric Guitar

February 16, 2016
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mummies

The Complicated Technology Revealing the Secrets Behind Ancient Mummy Portraits

February 16, 2016
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espionage

17th-Century Female Spies Smuggled Information Through Eggs and Artichokes

February 12, 2016
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space exploration

Video Wonder: OK Go's Zero Gravity Music Video

February 11, 2016