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It Makes One’s Head Swim

On 17 December 1967, Harold Holt--at that time the Prime Minister of Australia--decided to go for a swim. He and his...
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Buzzing on the Green

Popeye the Sailor is well known for his penchant for spinach, and the popularity of the character led to generations...
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Pugilism on the Plains

How a booming oil town aimed to become a western metropolis through one of the most ill-conceived boxing matches of all time.
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A Day on Venus

Compared to Earth, our astronomical next-door neighbor Venus is 95 percent as large, 28 percent closer to the sun, an...
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The Trouble with Triples

What do the American bison, western gorilla, and Eurasian eagle-owl have in common? One answer is that they are all s...
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It Belongs in a Museum

In January 2010, two journalists knocked on the door of 84-year-old Frenchman Jacques Bellanger to ask him about the...
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A Wealth of Insight

At the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, social psychologist Paul Piff paired off approximately 200 u...
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The Unknown Father

Alois Schicklgruber was never quite certain who his father was. Born in 1837, Schicklgruber was the child of Maria An...
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The Overlooked Amendment

"Article the Second" was a single-sentence amendment written by James Madison in 1789, intended to be added to the Un...
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One Small Step for a Man

During the development of the Apollo moon missions in the early 1960s, the newfangled government agency called “NASA”...
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