America's Quietest Town

America's Quietest Town

How long could you survive without your cell phone? Would any of us last a day, let alone be able to survive in a town where they're not even allowed to be turned on?
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The Underground Orphans of Bucharest's Sewers

The Underground Orphans of Bucharest's Sewers

Life in the Tunnels: Inside the Underground World of Bucharest, Romania's Sewer Kids
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Merv: The Queen of Cities

Merv: The Queen of Cities

At one point during the 12th century, Merv was the largest city on the planet, a bustling metropolis that seamlessly blended commerce and art into one prime Central Asia location.
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Top 10 Most Destructive Wildfires in History

Top 10 Most Destructive Wildfires in History

These wildfires caused tons of physical damage to our world.
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10 Things Your Fingers Say About You

10 Things Your Fingers Say About You

Your fingers can say a ton about you (and not just using sign language).
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The Killer Comet That Gave Rise to Civilization As We Know It

The Killer Comet That Gave Rise to Civilization As We Know It

Something cataclysmic happened to Earth 13,000 years ago that ended up doing manking as we know it a great big favor.
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The First Woman in Space

The First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova broke ground during a time when men liked to steal all the thunder. Not only did she make it to space, she orbited earth more than several of the first male-helmed missions combined.
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The 1921 Burning of Oklahoma's Black Wall Street

The 1921 Burning of Oklahoma's Black Wall Street

The African-American residents of Greenwood, Oklahoma were happy & successful. 300 racially-motivated deaths & a razed city later, not so much.
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Top 10 New UNESCO Sites

Top 10 New UNESCO Sites

New UNESCO heritage sites are added every year. Here are the top new additions.
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Calcio Storico: The World's Most Violent Game

Calcio Storico: The World's Most Violent Game

54 men beat & kick one another senseless on a dirt field while fighting for a ball. Sound like fun to you? Check out Calcio Storico.
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Hong Kong's Housing Cubicles of Shame

Hong Kong's Housing Cubicles of Shame

Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. How bad? Thousands of its residents are living in ridiculously small wire cages that are often referred to as coffins, and they're actually thankful to have even that.
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The High-Diving Horses That Risked Death Every Day to Entertain People

The High-Diving Horses That Risked Death Every Day to Entertain People

Making a horse jump 60 feet into a pool of water used to be considered fun. For the people watching, not necessarily the horse.
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Who Was The First Woman to Run For President? Not Hillary Clinton.

Who Was The First Woman to Run For President? Not Hillary Clinton.

The first woman to run for president wasn't applauded for her efforts, she became a maligned social outcast branded a 'witch.'
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Top 10 Things Invented by NASA We Use Everyday

Top 10 Things Invented by NASA We Use Everyday

Tang isn't the only thing we got from NASA.
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The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

The 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster and the End of the Zeppelin

There was a time when zeppelins ruled the skies, floating on air thanks to hydrogen. After dozens of fiery accidents within the industry the Hindenburg's burning marked the beginning of the end for airships.
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Mystery Salvagers Are Making World War II Warships Disappear

Mystery Salvagers Are Making World War II Warships Disappear

Sunken World War Two-era warships, weighing tons and acting as graveyards for the perished men who crewed them, are completely disappearing from their final watery resting spots.
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British Home Children: Noble Intentions Gone Bad

British Home Children: Noble Intentions Gone Bad

When a program set up to help give orphaned British children a chance at life with caring families in countries like Canada went awry, the results were equal parts shocking and heartbreaking.
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Operation Dynamo and the Miracle of Dunkirk

Operation Dynamo and the Miracle of Dunkirk

In 1940 thousands of Allied troops were surrounded, with water on one side & Nazis everywhere else. They needed a miracle, and they got one.
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The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

The Secret Nuclear City Under Greenland's Ice Cap

It seemed innocent enough at the time-build an underground polar research station to study ice core samples. What people didn't know about was the covert plan to set up a nuclear launch pad capable of firing off hundreds of missiles at Russia.
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Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters

Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters

The winds are gale-force & the temperatures numbing but a new breed of surfers are flocking to the Great Lakes to catch a face-freezing wave.
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The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

The Sad Story Behind Central Park's Destruction of Seneca Village

It was a growing community with schools & churches, yet it was deemed expendable enough to be demolished to make room for Central Park. Why?
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The Mystery and Heartache Residing in the Plain of Jars

The Mystery and Heartache Residing in the Plain of Jars

It's potentially a historic ancient burial ground shrouded in mystery but surrounded by millions of unexploded cluster bombs. Try and study the region-if you dare.
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The Art of The Human Brain

The Art of The Human Brain

Self Reflected' is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the results. #awesome
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New Orleans is Tearing Down the Reminders of its Dark Confederate Past

New Orleans is Tearing Down the Reminders of its Dark Confederate Past

New Orleans is famous for a lot of things, including great food and amazing music. There's a darker past the city was built upon, and now it's taking major steps to remove the Confederate monuments.
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Hey, Why Am I Paying All This Income Tax?

Hey, Why Am I Paying All This Income Tax?

We cover the history of income tax in American from the 1700s until now. Are you happy with what you receive for your income tax?
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Man Lost in Amazon Survives--Thanks to Monkeys

Man Lost in Amazon Survives--Thanks to Monkeys

One man, an uninitiated visitor, lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him. How could anyone survive? With the help of kindly monkeys, of course.
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CRISPR May Cure All Genetic Disease

CRISPR May Cure All Genetic Disease

Want a disease-free life or a baby with blue eyes? CRISPR might be mankind's gene editing Get Out of Jail Free card, and it's on its way.
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The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

The Mysterious Zebras of California's Highway 1

Driving across California? You might witness dozens of zebras grazing by the side of the road, a living reminder of what money used to buy America's wealthy back in the day.
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The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic

The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic

AIDS and its legacy have devastated millions of people around the globe since the 1980s. While hard-fought progress has been made, every day lives from every section of society are still being lost to the condition.
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The Story Behind the Raiders of the Lost Ark Fan Adaptation Just Keeps Giving

The Story Behind the Raiders of the Lost Ark Fan Adaptation Just Keeps Giving

Three kids on summer vacation in the early 80s decide to attempt a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it took them over seven glorious fire-and-explosion-filled years to do it.
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The Japanese Pufferfish Lets Its Art Do The Talking During Mating Season

The Japanese Pufferfish Lets Its Art Do The Talking During Mating Season

First impressions can be lasting ones, so when it comes to catching the eye of a prospective partner this pufferfish pulls out all the stops to create a mating masterpiece.
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Sadako Sasaki: Tragedy, Hope and 1,000 Paper Cranes

Sadako Sasaki: Tragedy, Hope and 1,000 Paper Cranes

When a young Japanese girl became a victim of war she didn't respond with anger, but with a peaceful gesture that still inspires hope around the globe.
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HeroRats Are Saving Human Lives With Their Noses

HeroRats Are Saving Human Lives With Their Noses

They're smart & have a sense of smell that rivals that of the family canine. These rats hunt out landmines & disease faster than humans ever could.
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Operation Yellow Ribbon

Operation Yellow Ribbon

The events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten. Through the darkness of that day shone a light as one small Canadian community opened their doors & their hearts to stranded airline passengers from around the globe.
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The Dangerous, High-Flying History of Wingsuits

The Dangerous, High-Flying History of Wingsuits

Looking for a thrill? Try slipping into a garment that will make you look like a neon flying squirrel and then dive off the tallest cliff you can find.
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The Seven Secret Keys That Control the Internet

The Seven Secret Keys That Control the Internet

There are seven physical keys that keep the Internet glued together. Without them, your browsing would cease to exist.
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10 Incredible Falls That People Survived

10 Incredible Falls That People Survived

Hopefully none of these people were afraid of heights.
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Centralia: America's Town That Won't Stop Burning

Centralia: America's Town That Won't Stop Burning

In 1962 Centralia, PA started going down in flames & chemical fumes from the underground up.
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The Vegetative Human Brain

The Vegetative Human Brain

Researchers can now communicate with vegetative patients once thought lost causes. What those patients are telling us is startling.
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China Floats to the Top of the Solar Energy Pool

China Floats to the Top of the Solar Energy Pool

China is literally floating its solar energy fututre atop of its coal-burning past.
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Japan's Robot-Run Hotels

Japan's Robot-Run Hotels

Robot-staffed hotels are popping up in Japan where you're checked in by friendly dinosaurs. The lobby piano player has no soul, literally.
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Mustard Gas' Unbelievable Role in the War on Cancer

Mustard Gas' Unbelievable Role in the War on Cancer

Through all the pain & suffering it inflicted during WWI, mustard gas still managed to lead doctors to a live-saving treatment for cancer.
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The Human Toe Cocktail

The Human Toe Cocktail

The History of the Sourtoe Cocktail: A shot of whiskey garnished with a human toe. #wtf
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Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whisky on a Remote Island

Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whisky on a Remote Island

A remote hunk of rock is the subject of a territorial dispute between two very polite countries who leave booze everytime they claim it back.
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Top 10 Most Unbelievable Prison Escapes

Top 10 Most Unbelievable Prison Escapes

You won't even believe some of these escapes from prison.
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Top 10 Most Well-Known Manhunts in History

Top 10 Most Well-Known Manhunts in History

These manhunts got the public's attention in a big way.
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Life Beyond a Gender Label

Life Beyond a Gender Label

Some people might shrug it off as a fad; others take the path of self-righteousness and judgment.
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The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

The Sakoku Edict: Why the Japanese Couldn't Leave Their Own Country for Two Centuries

In the 1600s Japan was not a big fan of Western culture. To emphasize that point it banned its citizens from travelling abroad with a penalty of death if they did for over 200 years.
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