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06/22/2017 at 13:28. Facebook
In 2013, these cakes reportedly caused at least three blazes in three weeks, thanks to people warming them up in their microwaves.

From BBC Travel
In 2013 these cakes reportedly caused at least three blazes in three

The cake that comes with a warning

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Beth Lewis
Kathryn Johnson
Belle Alice Lowndes
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 12:43. Facebook
A fisherman compared the whales to a “motorcycle gang.”
A fisherman compared the whales to a “motorcycle gang”

The Killer Whales Haunting Fishermen in the Bering Sea

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Sheri Lee
Mary-Jo Bates
Ariel Boswell
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 12:06. Facebook
It's nearly two-and-a-half times as popular as the second-most, in terms of number of cases sold.
Its nearly twoandahalf times as popular as the secondmost in terms of

Why Maine Is Mad for This Coffee-Flavored Liqueur

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Peter Rivard
Thomas Morrissey
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 11:23. Facebook
At the Resi, a large nightclub that held 1,000 people, a system of table phones and pneumatic tubes allowed for anonymous, late-night flirtation between complete strangers.
At the Resi a large nightclub that held 1000 people a system

People in 1920s Berlin Nightclubs Flirted Via Pneumatic Tubes

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Rick Rosenspire
David Andrew Wieting
Greydon Boldt
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 10:44. Facebook
Diver Hiroyuki Arakawa has long cared for an underwater Shinto shrine. There he met Yoriko, an Asian sheepshead wrasse, more than 25 years ago.
Diver Hiroyuki Arakawa has long cared for an underwater Shinto shrine There

A Japanese Diver's 25-Year Friendship with a Local Fish

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Leigh-Ann Gerow
Anat Lewin
Reed Brandt
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
Brigham Young, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens have all decried the perplexing lack of cohesion in English spelling.
Brigham Young Mark Twain and Charles Dickens have all decried the perplexing

The Deseret Alphabet, a 38-Letter Writing System Developed By Mormons

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Zana Steer
Brad Madsen
Tiffini Eunice
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 02:23. Facebook
In 1887, the Sun Building was “the most imposing private structure at the national capital … an example of beauty, strength, and proportion ...."
In 1887 the Sun Building was the most imposing private structure at

The Oldest Standing Skyscraper in Washington D.C.

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Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 01:40. Facebook
The hidden portal was created to be wheelchair accessible, though adults still have to duck to get in.
The hidden portal was created to be wheelchair accessible though adults still

Secret Room at the Rochester Central Library

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Robert August
Tom Quinn
David Witt
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 00:52. Facebook
Thankfully, no seeds were damaged in the flood.

From MOTHERBOARD
Thankfully no seeds were damaged in the flood

The Doomsday Seed Vault Is Getting Upgrades to Withstand Climate Change

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RJ Pellowski
Peter Paplawsky
Corey Clingenpeel
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
06/22/2017 at 00:09. Facebook
It takes a lot of energy for the 100-foot animal, which can weigh up to 200 tons, to get up to cruising speed. Opening its mouth slows it down significantly.

From Smithsonian
It takes a lot of energy for the 100foot animal which can

Jaw-Dropping Video Shows Blue Whale Chowing Down on Krill

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Jeff Pistana
Brad Cook
Patrik Hjorth
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 23:16. Facebook
The bells were cast from an aluminum alloy, as opposed to bronze, and contained long vertical slits along the shape of the bell, giving rise to a clear and harmonious chime.
The bells were cast from an aluminum alloy as opposed to bronze

The Beautiful Harangház Bell House in Hungary

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Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 22:16. Facebook
Ohio saw its last wild bison nearly 200 years ago. Now a heard of six, which was recently reintroduced to the park, has nearly doubled.
Ohio saw its last wild bison nearly 200 years ago Now a

Bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

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Ramey Zamora
Sue Piatt
Rose Demyan
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 21:34. Facebook
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 20:53. Facebook
STAG-1 was the highly secretive program dreamed up as the American response to increasingly common Japanese Kamikaze attacks.
STAG1 was the highly secretive program dreamed up as the American response

Ruins of the Michigan Lighthouse Where the Navy Tested Drones in WWII

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Jerry Hess
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 20:08. Facebook
Not to be outdone by a 65-foot-long, 26-foot-tall Diplodocus, there is a full-scale 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex just behind the lanky herbivore.
Not to be outdone by a 65footlong 26foottall Diplodocus there is a

Jurassic Plaza in Chile

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Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 19:24. Facebook
In case you stumble across an unoccupied, bird-poop filled piece of land that doesn’t belong to anyone, you still can claim it legally.

From HISTORY
In case you stumble across an unoccupied birdpoop filled piece of land

Want to Rule an Uninhabited Island? Just Make Sure It Has Enough Bird Poop - Ask History

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Martin Smith
Harry Bowman
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 18:35. Facebook
Photographer Richard Silver stitches together up to nine photographs, shooting from the pew up to the back of the church.

From CityLab
Photographer Richard Silver stitches together up to nine photographs shooting from the

The Ceilings of Latin American Churches, Warped Into Incredible Panoramas

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Richard Silver
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 17:43. Facebook
A little bit of extra heat can spell the end if there's no shade or water to relieve it.
A little bit of extra heat can spell the end if there's no shade or water to relieve it

This Mummified Chameleon Was Hoping to Find Water

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Debbie De Geus
Randy Gaston
Dennis Tyndall
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 17:16. Facebook
Whatever you do, don't leave your grape stems in this bowl out in the sun.
Whatever you do don't leave your grape stems in this bowl out in the sun

This Ikea Bowl Has Been Setting Things On Fire

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Reed Sprunger
Kurt Taube
Elizabeth Emerson
Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura
yesterday at 16:47. Facebook
Right now, we're hiring an associate editor, community editor, and fellow to help us uncover the world's food and drink wonders.
Right now were hiring an associate editor community editor and fellow to

Work With Us—Food & Drink

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Kristin Amico
Erin Smith
Audrey Driscoll