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yesterday at 20:54. Facebook
It seems like the South has invented a way of speaking that, as far as anyone knows, doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world right now.

Where's Me a Dog? Here's You a Dog: The South's Most Unusual Regionalism
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yesterday at 18:21. Facebook
It's one of several "devil's bridges" found around Europe.

Devil's Bridge
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yesterday at 15:45. Facebook
For these entomologically inclined poets, cicadas symbolized death and rebirth.

'O, Shrill-Voiced Insect': The Cicada Poems of Ancient Greece
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yesterday at 13:11. Facebook
Gimmel rings consist of two interlocking hoops that, when connected, form one big fancy ring.

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings
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yesterday at 07:58. Facebook
It’s one of the cutest and most formidable attractions in Puebla, Mexico.

The Curious History of the World's So-Called Smallest Volcano
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yesterday at 07:16. Facebook
There’s no evidence that the British ever fired cannonballs off the sides of their ships to establish the borders of the Gambia in the middle of French territory. But it’s not a bad shorthand for what actually did happen.

The True History of the Gambia's Bizarre Origin Story
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yesterday at 06:33. Facebook
This little DIY museum holds a lot more than just birds.

This Unique Natural History Museum Is a Hidden Treasure of Idaho
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The unique challenges of creating an all-black alien landscape.

How to Make an Alien Planet on Earth
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yesterday at 04:26. Facebook
Although it looks small from the outside, this museum is actually 6,800 square feet of crime-fighting equipment and history.

Sheriff's Museum in Old Town San Diego
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yesterday at 03:43. Facebook
The colorized images are a fascinating look at the past, depicting the long green tea-making process from its very beginning to end.

From My Modern Met

Early 20th Century Photos of Japan Showcase the Detailed Process of Tea Production
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yesterday at 03:02. Facebook
Poised on the edge of an Italian cliff, the Pozzo di San Patrizio is an astounding, windowed well that was built to store up war water.

Pozzo di San Patrizio
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yesterday at 02:14. Facebook
Today, there are only about 29 velodromes in the entire United States.

America’s Short, Violent Love Affair With Indoor Track Cycling
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yesterday at 01:31. Facebook
Mundane cityscapes look magical in these photographs.


Eerie Photos Take You Down China’s Neon-Lit Alleyways
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yesterday at 00:03. Facebook
The land that now makes up the United States has also been home to several short-lived breakaway countries started by secessionists, revolutionaries and rogue politicians.


6 Short-Lived Republics in the United States - History Lists
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01/20/2017 at 23:17. Facebook
More systematic records of Arctic sea ice weren’t collected until the 1880s.

The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland
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01/20/2017 at 22:34. Facebook
Some Victorian observers were discomfited by the notion of a machine writing poetry.

The Strange Victorian Computer That Generated Latin Verse
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01/20/2017 at 21:45. Facebook
The two camps collided on a single street in the capital.

In Pre-WWII Berlin, the Shape of Your Roof Was a Highly Political Decision
Atlas Obscura
01/20/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
Europe's largest natural bridge comes with a picturesque royal chateau built into its side.

A Beautiful and Massive Natural Arch in Bohemian Switzerland
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01/20/2017 at 19:32. Facebook
“I am sending this off of the USS Coral Sea CV-43 Catapult One! We are currently on a world cruise deployment.”

Found: The Owner of a Message-in-a-Bottle Sent in 1983