Elvis Presley’s '68 Comeback Special Revealed a Past Sin

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Elvis Presley’s '68 Comeback Special Revealed a Past Sin. There's a complicated story behind one line of lyrics sung incorrectly 50 years ago.

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Is This Jockey on the Verge of Stardom? Despite injuries, 23-year-old Drayden Van Dyke keeps winning million-dollar races.

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The Rube Goldberg Cake Server. This inventive chain reaction sequence involves melting butter, crashing ceramics, and a baby playing with a phone.

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The Rise and Demise of the AAirpass, American Airlines’ $250k Lifetime Ticket. Two men took more than 10,000 flights before their passes were revoked. 

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Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around The World. With links to recipes so you can try that comfort.

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Jelly Mario is a free browser game that combines Super Mario Bros. with QWOP. The surreal physics experiment by Stefan Hedman is like playing a familiar game after too many martinis.

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Inside the High-Tech Plot to Save the Northern White Rhino from Extinction. The last male is gone, but his stem cells and DNA have been preserved.

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The U.S.S. Akron: One of the Worst Airship Disasters in U.S. History. It crashed earlier and killed more people than the Hindenburg.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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