‘Escalante’s Dream’ Retraces The Steps Of The ‘Spanish Lewis And Clark’ — News : NPR

After a cancer diagnosis, author and noted mountaineer David Roberts sets out on the trail of Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, remaining dutiful to the route some 240 years later.(Image credit: W.W.Norton & Co. )

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T-Rex ‘Dinosaurs’ Race Down on a Horse Track As Fast as Their Inflatable Costume Legs Can Carry Them — TIME

Horse racing can be thrilling to watch. But dinosaur racing? That’s a different story. Thankfully, despite the fact that our prehistoric friends went extinct 65 million years ago, one horse racing track has brought back the ever-popular (and generally terrifying) Tyrannosaurus rex in its own way for a bit of racing fun. The Emerald Downs…

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The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico Tomorrow — News : NPR

The Volkswagen Beetle will cease production on Wednesday at the company’s factory in Puebla, Mexico. Here, vintage Beetles and other Volkswagen models at a VW festival in France in 2014.

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An emblem of the hippie era in America, the car was marketed in the U.S. as adorably uncool. Volkswagen sold the bug with cheeky slogans like “It’s ugly, but it gets you there.” (Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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