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Chinese man pulls 1.6-ton car with eye sockets.

How to Make Perfect McDonald’s-style French Fries at Home.  Also in the food category, Meat glue – turning scraps into a filet.

Physics of “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?”

Plant-Animal Hybrid.

Customs and Immigration form filled out by Apollo 11 astronauts upon returning from the moon. 

White camel sacrificed in Kazakhstan to end suicide epidemic.

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Ten Questions for the ‘Squad’

Democratic infighting reached a fever pitch last week with bickering and personal attacks between members of the “Squad” and other House Democrats. During that period, Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley mostly avoided doing interviews. However, that all ... Read More

The Rise of the Chinese-American Right

On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his ... Read More

Who Is Boris Johnson?

By next week at this time, Boris Johnson will be prime minister of the United Kingdom. Not since Margaret Thatcher has such an outsized personality resided in Number 10 Downing Street. Not since Winston Churchill has such a wit presided over Her Majesty’s Government. Wit is actually the chief reason for ... Read More