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The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy Tale

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The Cyanide Tooth Is a Cold War Fairy Tale. However, the components of the story have a real history.

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How Comic-Con Came to Rule the Pop Culture World. A San Diego comic book sale in 1970 has grown into a network of festivals that make millions.

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I Lived Exclusively Off Doomsday Prepper Food for a Week. The quality of freeze-dried rations varies widely between suppliers.

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Wandering through the Oldest (and Emptiest) Hospital in Paris. The Hôtel Dieu still functions, but doesn't take up much of its historic space.

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The Murder that Shook Iceland. When Birna Brjánsdóttir disappeared last year, the citizens of Reykjavík banded together with the police to find out what happened.

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The Weird, Wacky Wonderworld Of Communist-Era Hotels. Even after renovation, they retain a certain brutal creepiness.

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The Rise of Robo-Writers. You may have already read news written by an artificial intelligence algorithm.

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9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Prevent Motion Sickness. Preparation is the key.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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