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A Biophysicist Who Studied the Thermodynamics of Pizza

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The German Tradition of Posing With a Man in a Polar Bear Costume

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The Enduring Tradition of a Houdini Séance on Halloween

The 115-Year-Old Mystery of Flannan Lighthouse's Missing Keepers

The Hunt For a 21st Century Treasure Chest

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12 Fake Books That Drive the Plots of Your Favorite Movies

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