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Scientists May Have Solved Mystery of Famous Statues

January 11, 2019 |

Scientists may have solved one of the riddles about the famous giant statues of Easter Island —why long-ago inhabitants placed them where they did. A new study in PLOS One makes the case that the statues went up to designate sources of fresh water, one of the island’s most precious…
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A Famous Part of NYC Is Up for Sale

January 10, 2019 |

One of the most famous skyscrapers in the world is up for sale. The Chrysler Building of New York City, which briefly held the title as the tallest building in the world, is on the market, reports the Wall Street Journal . The building is currently owned by a government fund…
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Illness Threatens Famous Island Horses

January 1, 2019 |

The famous equine inhabitants of coastal Virginia are being threatened by a mysterious illness. Per USA Today , four Chincoteague ponies have been euthanized by the area volunteer fire company that manages the herd, despite getting the best “care money can buy.” Also known as Assateague horses, the ponies were suffering…
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Death Row Inmate Wins DNA Tests in Famous 1983 Murders

December 25, 2018 |

A man awaiting execution on California’s death row insists he’s innocent in a gruesome 1983 murder case, and newly ordered DNA tests might finally resolve the matter. Gov. Jerry Brown, in one of his final acts in office, ordered authorities to test a T-shirt, towel, and hatchet collected as evidence…
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Court Rules on Weapon Made Famous by Bruce Lee

December 18, 2018 |

A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on…
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Famous Yellowstone Wolf Killed Same Way as Mother

December 3, 2018 |

Yellowstone wolf-watchers are mourning Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F—a she-wolf better known as “Spitfire.” The 7-year-old wolf was legally killed by a trophy hunter in Montana just outside the park’s boundary, the New York Times reports. Spitfire’s mother, known as the “most famous wolf in the world,” died…
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QB’s Gruesome Injury Came Exactly 33 Years After a Famous One

November 19, 2018 |

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was horrified when current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Sunday’s 23-21 loss against the Houston Texans—especially when he realized it was 33 years to the day since he suffered the same gruesome injury . Theismann was watching from a suite at FedEx…
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Famous S. Calif. Landscape 83% Burned by Wildfire

November 14, 2018 |

The Woolsey Fire burning in southern California has devastated a landscape millions of Americans know from movies and TV. Authorities say a shocking 83% of federal parkland in the Santa Monica Mountains was burned in the fire, including the set of M*A*S*H and the Reagan Ranch, reports the Los Angeles…
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136 Years Later, Famous Landmark to Be Completed

October 19, 2018 |

It’s taken nearly 140 years of building and two recent years of talks , but it looks like Barcelona’s most-visited tourist attraction, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, may finally see its finishing touches put on. The Guardian and New York Times report a $ 41 million, 10-year deal has been struck between trustees…
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