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People relax beside a swimming pool at a country estate near Phoenix, Arizona, 1928

People relax beside a swimming pool at a country estate near Phoenix, Arizona, 1928. Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic Creative

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Grandma who forewent chemo for cross-country road trip celebrates turning 91

The elderly Michigan woman who decided to forgo cancer treatment and embark on a road trip across the United States celebrated her 91st birthday in Marietta, Georgia, on Thursday.<p>Known only as Norma, the newfound adventurer opted for the excursion with her son Tim, her daughter-in-law Ramie, and …


8 otherworldly landscapes on planet Earth

1. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia<p>In the Andes Mountains, more than two miles above sea level, lies an enormous thin layer of water lying on top of white salt and dotted with high-peaked rugged mountains. It all combines to create a mirroring of sea and sky that reflects the horizon in varying hues as the …

Original copy of Irish independence proclamation goes on show in Dublin

Exclusive: Original founding document posted on wall of Dublin’s general post office during 1916 Easter rising to be shown at Trinity College<p>An original copy of the Irish proclamation of independence that was posted on the wall of Dublin’s general post office (GPO) in 1916 is going on full display …


Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Counterpart Plan Historic Meeting in Cuba

Pope Francis and his counterpart in the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will meet next week in Cuba for a historic meeting that will bring …

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Chinese New Year rush: Woman has 'rockstar' treatment as sole plane passenger

Millions of people are heading home for Chinese New Year, the country's biggest migration period, causing travel chaos<p>With its legions of bossy flight attendants, screaming babies and unruly passengers, flying is often a torturous experience.<p>But in China one lucky woman enjoyed a "rockstar" moment …

ASU students surprise dining-hall employee with trip of a lifetime

Vicke Davis, 59, is something of a celebrity among students at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.<p>“Everyone knows her,” junior …

Heroic homeless man repays family by rescuing them from house fire

When a longtime friend gave Thomas Smith a place to stay, the homeless Houston man worried he would never be able to repay the woman for her kindness.<p>That all changed early Friday, when Thomas was awakened by “a big old boom” while everyone else in the home was asleep, according to NBC affiliate …

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The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

<b>Indian artist PK Mahanandia met Charlotte Von Schedvin on a winter evening in Delhi in 1975 when she asked him to draw her portrait.</b><p>What eventually followed was an epic bicycle journey from India to Europe - all for love.<p>Ms Von Schedvin was visiting India as a tourist when she spotted Mr Mahanandia …


What Sherlock Holmes taught us about the mind

The century-old detective stories are being studied by today’s neurologists – but why? As it turns out, not even modern technology can replace their lessons in rational thinking.<p>Soon after Andrew Lees embarked on his medical career at University College Hospital London, one of his superiors gave …


The secret codes you’re not meant to know

All over the world, there are hidden messages in city streets, hospitals, and on public transport. Why do they exist?<p>“Inspector Sands to the control room, please.” If you ever hear that at a British train station, don’t panic. But you might appreciate knowing that this is a codeword meant to inform …


Heroic high school football player killed shielding teenage girls from gunmen

<i>Update: Zaevion Dobson was honored Wednesday at the ESPYS, where his family accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award on his behalf. Here is The Post’s story from December, following the teen’s death.</i><br>______________________________________<p>When the shooting began on Dec. 17 in Knoxville, Tenn., Zaevion …

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The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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Did one woman really give birth to 69 children?

Conceiving and raising one child is demanding enough – yet historical reports suggest that one woman bore 69. Are they true? And will modern medicine push the limit even further?<p>If British tabloids had existed in the 18th Century, they would have gone utterly barmy over the family of Russian …


Back to the Future Day: What the franchise sneakily got right

Many seismic events have shaken the world in the past 30 years -- the fall of Communism, the rise of the Clintons and Bushes, the invention of the iPhone, the realization that suspenders are a bad look for anyone under the age of 70.<p>One constant, however, has been "Back to the Future." The 1985 …

New Yorkers Have America's Sexiest Accents, According To Brits

New Yorkers may not be the sexiest people in the world, but at least they have the sexiest accents in America.<p>Wait... <i>what</i>?!<p>It's a bit difficult to imagine Americans saying that New Yorkers have the sexiest sound in our country, but visitors from the United Kingdom actually think so. <b>New Yorkers have</b> …

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26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

Pennsylvania Dad Fulfills Dying Wish to Walk All Four Children Down the Aisle

A terminally ill dad's emotional request was granted after walking all four of his children down the aisle to make up for the wedding days doctors …


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Michigan Farmer Unearths Bones of Rare Mammoth Hybrid From Nearly 15,000 Years Ago

A farmer near Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently unearthed the skull, tusks and other bones of a mammoth possibly butchered by early human hunters nearly …


Here’s how I traveled 23 countries for free

By Sophie Forbes<p>After losing his job, Kris Mole, a language teacher and former journalist from Brighton, United Kingdom, found himself stuck in a …

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