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Female Surfers Have Been Riding Waves Since the 17th Century
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The Surprising and Inspiring History of Pretzels
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The Ongoing Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Death
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From Their Name to Their Principles – The History of London Bobbies
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3 Sports That Haven’t Manged to Make the Olympic Cut…Yet
Though these sports may have countless participants and fans around the world, they still haven't made their way into the ultimate competition: the Olympics. Let's take a look..