How to Avoid July 4th Traffic

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How to Avoid July 4th Traffic. Start early, stay late, or maybe even stay at home.

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10 Tiny Towns with Big Tourism Dreams. A stop at one on your summer vacation trip could become a great memory.

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What Happened to the Winner of McDonald's $1 Million Flexi-Disc Contest? Scotty Landreth's life changed 30 years ago, but not for the better.

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The Biggest Driving Mistakes and Bad Habits. You might be doing these and not even realize you're bugging the drivers around you.

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This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Years. The 2700 residents of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in south-central France are proud of their tradition of giving asylum to those who need it.

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The Space Between Stars Is Full of Greasy, Possibly Toxic Carbon. That might mean trouble for interstellar spaceships.

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Ancient History Belongs in Schools. However, the College Board decreed that AP World History class will start in the year 1450.

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12 Fiery Facts About Peppers. The more you know, the more you love them.

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

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The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking. A short history of somnambulism that covers famous cases, scientific research, and pop culture.

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Should the Nobel Prizes Be Canceled for a Year? It would be a chance to return to the awards' original standards.

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Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu. The city shut down completely to deal with the epidemic.

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Is This the Most Magical Meal on Earth? Dinner at Disneyland’s 21 Royal will cost you $15,000, but that's for 12 people and includes park tickets.

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A New Discovery Shows That Galileo Edited His Ideas to Fool the Inquisition. The scientist's 1613 letter detailing his views on the Bible had been lost for 250 years.

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What’s the Maximum Gravity We Could Survive? We need to figure that out before we select an exoplanet to colonize.

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11 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Autumn. It's time for apples and pumpkins and don't forget the maple syrup!

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14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of NYC Taxi Drivers. They quickly learn to handle all kinds of passengers.

The 81 Best Creepy Horror Movies

Karen Gillan stars in Oculus (2013)
Karen Gillan stars in Oculus (2013)
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The 81 Best Creepy Horror Movies. They engender a sense of dread without relying on cheap tricks to scare you.

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The New Philadelphia Flyers Mascot is a Terrifying Monstrosity. "Gritty" even comes with a weird backstory.

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The Greatest Trick This Magician Ever Pulled Was Convincing 1900s Europe He Wasn't a Complete Fraud. Chung Ling Soo was none of the things he became famous for.

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The First English Novel Was About Talking Cats. Author William Baldwin sat on Beware the Cat for 10 years due to the politics of Tudor royalty.

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19 Restaurant Designs That Are Comically Bad. This is what happens when usability and aesthetics give way to edginess or laziness.

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When Televisions Were Radioactive. Sitting too close to the screen really was a danger when color sets were new.

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The Inexplicably Fascinating Japanese Art of Being Useless. Chindōgu even comes with 10 useless commandments.

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The Secret Cave in Central Park—And Why It Was Sealed. You might find it, but you can't go in.

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