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The American Revolution Was One Battlefront in a Huge World War

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The American Revolution Was One Battlefront in a Huge World War. You have to wonder why the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch were so interested in American independence.

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Liminal Seattle is an interactive map of strange, bizarre, and possibly supernatural things in Seattle, Washington. Submitted reports include legends, ghosts, UFOs, odd animals, time distortion, visions, and more, most from first-hand experience.

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The Harsh Reality of Food for Little House Pioneers. Survival was much tougher than Laura Ingalls Wilder's happy childhood memories.

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Let Us Tell You S’more About America’s Favorite Campfire Treat. The s'more is a simple combination of three ingredients that each have an interesting history.

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The World's Longest Lightsaber. If the weapons in Star Wars worked like real lasers, we'd have a few problems using them.

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The Weirdest Statues of the American Presidents. Presidential statues can go wrong because of artistic trends that don't stand up over time, or unexpected problems in production, or the artist's lack of talent, or deliberate disrespect.

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5 Perfectly Portable Dishes for Your Next Picnic. And they are fancy enough to impress, too.

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8 Surprising Places That Were Once U.S. Capitals. Each had their moment of glory over 200 years ago.

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun? More than we have now, but we can still easily destroy ourselves.

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Building useful habits will make you more observant.

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A Classic Animated Film That Explores What Happens When No One Dares to Stand Up to Evil. The Hangman from 1964 illustrates a poem by Maurice Ogden.

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The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase. She was the only woman on the beach at Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

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Dirty, Dishonest, and Badly Behaved: Sophia Jarvis, Victorian Maid. Did she stand a chance in court against her abusive employer?

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8 Questionable Decisions People Have Made to Keep Playing Pokemon Go. Two years later, it's hard to understand the mania that surrounded the game.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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