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5 Astounding Metal Detector Discoveries

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The Christmas Island Miracle: The Migration of the Bright Red Crab

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The World’s Tallest Graveyard: Everest’s Toll

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Moon Junk: The Stuff We Left Behind

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Space Debris: Earth’s Orbit is Turning Into a Junk Minefield

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The Bear That Went To War

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The Secret Wartime Factory in London’s Underground

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Los Angeles’ Forgotten Hollywood Subway

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That Little Known Problem of Nazis in Newfoundland

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London’s Mail Rail Made Snail Mail Delivery Faster

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The Secret Nazi Weather Station in North America

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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The Amazon River’s Coral Reef Madness

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How Germany Almost Bankrupted Britain in WW2 by Creating 5 Pound Notes

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