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What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?


A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and the bath toys are still washing ashore today.

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Mega Millions Winners Might Not Be So Lucky: Jack Whittaker and More Unlucky Lotto Winners


Are you bummed that you didn’t win the $640 million Mega Millions jackpot? Don’t be—it turns out winning the lottery can often be a terrible curse. From Jack Whittaker, who says he wishes ‘we had torn the ticket up,’ to Evelyn Adams, who won twice and gambled it all away, The Daily Beast rounds up the unluckiest lotto winners of them all.

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NPR Pulled a Brilliant April Fools' Prank On People Who Don't Read


"Why doesn't America read anymore?" NPR asked on Tuesday.

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Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million


Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Rick Norsigian kept two boxes he bought at a garage sale under his pool table for four years before realizing they may be too valuable to store at home.

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How Chuko Liang Used A Lute To Single-Handedly Defeat An Army Of 150,000


During China’s Three Kingdoms period there was a brilliant general and master strategist of Shu Han named Chuko “Sleeping Dragon” Liang.

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Students suspended for riding horses to school


Pranks become more common as the school year wraps up for many students. This 2015 story is going viral after being posted on Reddit this week.

Two high school seniors were suspended after they rode horses to school as part of “No Vehicle to School Day.”

The decision to not use vehicles to get to school was made by the senior class, according to KRQE.

Students were creative in their choice of alternative modes of transportation. Some students rode skateboards or bikes, while other broke out four-wheelers.

But A.J. Sauceda and Clayton Torres got in trouble with school officials for their four-legged choice of transportation.

The two students say they ride horses instead of bikes. The pair rode the horses on campus for about 10 minutes, then took the animals back home.

School officials were waiting for the students when they returned to campus.

Sauceda and Torres were suspended.

School officials said it was not safe for the horses to be on campus.

The students were surprised by the punishment, claiming that worse senior pranks had been committed earlier in the week, and those pranksters were not suspended.

Sauceda and Torres missed finals due to the suspension, but will be allowed to make up the exams.

Costa Rica’s “Land Of The Strays” Is Pretty Much Paradise For Dog Lovers


Imagine a place where the sun shines year-round, the average annual temperature is 73°, and more than 900 dogs with breed names like “Chubby-Tailed German Dobernauzer” and “Fire-Tailed Border Cocker” roam free across the lush landscape.

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George Orwell Got a B- at Harvard, When Michael Crichton Submitted an Orwell Essay as His Own


In his 2002 memoir, Travels, Michael Crichton took his readers back several decades, to the early 1960s when, as a Harvard student, he tried an interesting little experiment in his English class.

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DIRECTOR ROBERT ZEMECKIS SAYS NO TO BACK TO THE FUTURE REMAKE


“Oh, God no,” he told the Telegraph when asked about the possibility. “I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake Citizen Kane. Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?”

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Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain


Magic mushrooms can create vivid hallucinations of strange and fantastical things, such as abstract geometric shapes.

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