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They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them.

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They Saw Earth From Space. Here’s How It Changed Them. A significant number of those who've flown in space later went into professions and projects to study, improve, and protect our Earth.

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The Africans Who Called Tudor England Home. People from Africa and their descendants were a small minority, but during that period they lived among the various social classes in England.

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Extreme Wheelchair Sport WCMX Proves Disabilities Don’t Have to Limit You. WCMX is a cross between skating and BMX biking, and it's a thrill to watch.

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My Life Not Knowing What Colors Look Like. Brooke Swanson was always color blind, but of course she didn't know that as a child, because you don't miss what you've never had.

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Puffy, the Hypnotist Cat. In 1945, the American Feline Society bestowed the title of "King of All Cats" to a Persian cat with a peculiar talent.

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The Reckoning. Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson went to Papua New Guinea to make documentaries until tribal warfare ran them off, but Connolly returned 25 years later.

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17 Delicious Meatless Dinners for Lent. Or for any time, if you want to avoid meat and save money.

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This Was Once the Fifth Playing Card Suit. It's hard enough to keep up with 52 cards, much less 65.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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