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Want Kitsch? Visit California’s Crazy Madonna Inn

In a world where businesses seem to be shelling out less and less while asking for more, the California-based Madonna Inn stands in stark defiance. What started in 1958 as a meager 12-room motel along California’s Central Coast has transformed into a 110-room beast of uniqueness that has inspired countless road trips. Today, the sole commonality between the Madonna’s rooms is their fierce loyalty to the obscure.

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7 Spectacular Tiny Homes That Prove Size Doesn’t Matter

7 Amazing Tiny Homes

Source: Daily Mail

Tiny homes are sprouting up all over the world, in both highly urbanized cities and some of the earth’s most remote locales. For some people, the benefits are endless: tiny homes are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and perfect for those who want to start living out and about in the world. Yet for the rest of us, tiny home living sounds adventurous–if not impossible–like we’ve swallowed one too many of Alice’s pills in Wonderland.

Yet for people who are looking to cut costs, today’s tiny homes boast not only a small up-front purchase price, but also cost a lot less to keep going. One tiny home costs just a few thousand dollars to build, and mere dollars to maintain.

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Meet Annie Jump Cannon, Celestial Badass

Annie Jump Cannon Profile

Source: Wikipedia

In her lifetime, Annie Jump Cannon identified more than 500,000 stars. This is without a doubt a remarkable feat for anyone, least of all a young deaf woman who spent her 19th century childhood with her head not just in the clouds—but in galaxies.

Annie’s mother fostered her interest in astronomy when she was a child, teaching her to identify the constellations and making certain she had plenty of books to read on the subject. But how did the little girl with her eyes to the sky go on to become the lauded “Census Taker of the Stars?”

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The Silent Millions: American Citizens Who Aren’t Allowed To Vote

Voting Rights Lead

Source: Vice

Imagine you were born in the United States of America, of parents who were also native-born citizens of the United States. You work, pay taxes, serve on juries, and remember the six years you spent in the US Navy as a terrible mistake, but at least you stuck it out and earned an honorable discharge.

Now, imagine that every four years, as the only country you’ve ever known goes into its regular paroxysm of national political coverage, conventions, and elections, you stay at home and watch The Price is Right, because you’re one of the almost five million citizens who isn’t allowed to vote in federal elections due to where you live.

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