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You’ve Heard of a Murder of Crows. How About a Crow Funeral? | Deep Look

It’s a common site in many parks and backyards: Crows squawking. But groups of the noisy black birds may not just be raising a fuss, scientists say. They may be holding a funeral. Kaeli Swift, a Ph.D. candidate at the … Continue reading

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Five Hidden Treasures to Explore

We all need a little adventure now and then. In this reel, hide away in London’s 900-year-old secret garden, grab a bite at Madrid’s secret Chinese restaurant and explore Turkey’s hidden underground city.

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Why Do People Think Garlic Kills Vampires? – Forklore

Vampire and vampire-like myths appear in cultures all across the world, and though the evil creatures the stories feature differ in form, they are united by one fact: they all fear garlic. How did the bulbus allium become known as … Continue reading

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Behold the Human Towers of Catalonia

In Tarragona, Spain, thousands of people gather to witness one of humanity’s strangest and most spectacular contests: building the human towers of Catalonia. Adorned in colorful costume, hundreds of “castellers,” or tower builders, form elaborate human structures that soar into … Continue reading

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The NYC Ramen Rebel That’s Leading America’s Noodle Soup Coup – Foodways, Episode 10

ZAGAT Published on 21 Sep 2017 Ivan Orkin’s journey from Long Island to Japan is a journey of self-discovery, and not just because the chef finally found a way to enjoy soup. Jessica Sanchez caught up with NYC’s ramen rebel … Continue reading

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How Ramen Changed in America | Annals of Obsession | The New Yorker

From Maruchan to Momofuku, a look at America’s love affair with the savory noodle.

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6 Fun Facts You Probably Never Knew

Think you know where salmon sushi comes from? How about the origins of the aluminum ball challenge? Accept our challenge and see if you know these five fun facts.

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Watch a Downhill Cheese-Chasing Competition in Britain | National Geographic

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling, in Gloucestershire, UK, is an unusual—and surprisingly dangerous—annual athletic challenge.

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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading

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