5 Delightfully Crazy Ways People Tried To Contact the Dead

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5 Delightfully Crazy Ways People Tried To Contact the Dead. Would you believe that Edison wanted to call the spirit world on a telephone?

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The Blue Marble, an Uninterrupted Catapult-Filled Magnet Marble Run. Kaplamino overcame around 500 failures to bring you 90 seconds of pure entertainment.

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The Book That Spooked the South. David Walker’s Appeal condemned slaveholders and advocated for an uprising among enslaved people.

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A Long-Lost NASA Spacecraft Rises From the Dead. When satellite signals were detected after 13 years of silence, engineers scrambled to reboot their obsolete 2005 communications software.

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Meet British Columbia's Snow-Shoveling, Beer-Fetching, Vacuuming Dog. Morgan is a 6-year-old Newfoundland who has mastered a variety of useful tasks, including running a snowblower.

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Can You Pour Liquid from a Puzzle Jug? Tavern owners had a great time watching people try—especially after they'd had a few drinks.

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5 Key Questions for the Winter Olympics. Know what to expect, because there will definitely be changes this year.

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Then and Now: Photos of the 1915 San Francisco World's Fair. More than 100 years later, some spots look the same while others are shockingly different.

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time

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MOLLY RILEY, AFP/Getty Images

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time. She was truly the Queen of Soul.

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Feral Children of Myth and Reality. Authenticated cases are rare and often quite sad.

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A Huge Misperception About Sex. Our mistaken view of other people's sex lives may color our attitudes toward them.

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Stop Telling Me to Turn My Brain Off During Movies. A well-made film will engross the viewer even if it doesn't make complete sense.

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Hey Jude” Still Makes Everything “Better, Better, Better.” Fifty years ago this month, the biggest band in the world released their biggest hit.

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How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic. Most mechanics are not out to cheat you, but the few that do are enough to scare all of us.

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The Myth of the Soulmate. No one is perfect, but you don't need perfection to find love and a satisfying relationship.

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15 Must-Try Peach Dishes from Around the Country. Better get started if you want to try them all at the peak of the season.

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

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Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun. The spacecraft is designed to withstand 2500-degree Fahrenheit temperatures.

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In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi. The first underground tests were a strange experience for those living above it.

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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes). For some species, looks can mean the difference between becoming a daddy and becoming dinner.

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Pizza Delivery Man Plays Beethoven for Customers. Let's hope he got a generous tip.

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For Sale: Your Under the Tuscan Sun Fixer-Upper Awaits. A look inside the ruins of an abandoned Italian villa you could purchase.

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What If English Were Phonetically Consistent? Aaron Alon gradually applies consistent pronunciation to vowels until it doesn't sound like English at all.

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The 60 Greatest Capes in Movie History. In no way limited to superheroes, they have graced the shoulders of cinemas's most amazing characters.

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14 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride. Some are over 100 years old!

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