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Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
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Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
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China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
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Why do bugs die on their backs?
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Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
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With a red cup, she becomes Miss America
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How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
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Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather?
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No free parking: Cars cost New Yorkers $1,000,000
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Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?”
What's wrong with this selfie?
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp...
Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also ...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer. They are being spotted in growing numbers and have stirred curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters and boats...
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer. They are being spotted in growing numbers and have stirred curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters and boats...
Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer. They are being spotted in growing numbers an...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ...
Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Das...
- Posted on June 16, 2014
Detour lets toads cross road without croaking
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side. That is where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads....
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side. That is where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads....
It's rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads. They hop across a busy street on a rainy summer night....
- Posted on June 13, 2014
How do noise cancelling headphones work?
Just by covering your ears, headphones help block the sounds around you. But active noise cancellation takes a little bit more work. Different sounds have different waveforms. And a microphone on noise cancelling headphones registers the waveforms coming from the sounds aro...
Just by covering your ears, headphones help block the sounds around you. But active noise cancellation takes a little bit more work. Different sounds have different waveforms. And a microphone on noise cancelling headphones registers the waveforms coming from the sounds aro...
Just by covering your ears, headphones help block the sounds around you. But active noise cancellation takes a little...
- Posted on June 13, 2014
Mom wants to give her daughter an “awesome” name
A Juneau, Alaska, woman wants to give her daughter an awesome middle name. Literally. Lisa Flores is seeking court approval to legally change her daughter's middle name to Awesome. The Juneau Empire reports Awesome would replace the given middle name of Contea for 2 1...
A Juneau, Alaska, woman wants to give her daughter an awesome middle name. Literally. Lisa Flores is seeking court approval to legally change her daughter's middle name to Awesome. The Juneau Empire reports Awesome would replace the given middle name of Contea for 2 1...
A Juneau, Alaska, woman wants to give her daughter an awesome middle name. Literally. Lisa Flores is seeking c...
- Posted on June 11, 2014
Are you attached to a brother or sister? They were!
For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche. That was basically the first 10 months of their life. On Tuesday, Emily and Caitlin Copeland, who were born conjoined at the liver, celebrate their 18th birthday. They enjoyed the success of a separation...
For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche. That was basically the first 10 months of their life. On Tuesday, Emily and Caitlin Copeland, who were born conjoined at the liver, celebrate their 18th birthday. They enjoyed the success of a separation...
For a set of Texas twins, being joined at the hip is not just a cliche. That was basically the first 10 months of the...
- Posted on June 10, 2014
He’s not heavy; he’s my brother
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek on Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. The younger boy was strapped to his brother's back. They hope to raise awareness about the condition that prevents the younger boy from being able to walk without help. Hu...
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek on Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. The younger boy was strapped to his brother's back. They hope to raise awareness about the condition that prevents the younger boy from being able to walk without help. Hu...
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek on Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. The younger b...
- Posted on June 9, 2014
Students set record for hugging trees
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, gathered in Nepal's capital Thursday. Their goal was to set a world record for the largest tree hug. Parliament members and even Buddhist monks were there to celebrate World Environme...
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, gathered in Nepal's capital Thursday. Their goal was to set a world record for the largest tree hug. Parliament members and even Buddhist monks were there to celebrate World Environme...
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, gathered in Nepal's capit...
- Posted on June 6, 2014
Robocop throws first pitch
Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg has made an appearance at a Detroit Tigers game. RoboCop threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday evening as the Tigers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays. An announcement said RoboCop's motorcycle was on display at...
Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg has made an appearance at a Detroit Tigers game. RoboCop threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park on Tuesday evening as the Tigers hosted the Toronto Blue Jays. An announcement said RoboCop's motorcycle was on display at...
Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg has made an appearance at a Detroit Tigers game. RoboCop ...
- Posted on June 4, 2014
They’re sisters, co-valedictorians and twins
Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They're co-valedictorians. Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles received the honor by each racking up 4.54 grade point averages at Douglas High School in Minden, about 40 miles south of R...
Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They're co-valedictorians. Gabby and Maria Munoz-Robles received the honor by each racking up 4.54 grade point averages at Douglas High School in Minden, about 40 miles south of R...
Identical twin sisters have achieved an identical distinction at a northern Nevada high school: They're co-valedictor...
- Posted on June 4, 2014