How Fake Trees Took Over America

How Fake Trees Took Over America

Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
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The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

The Rise and Fall of the TV Dinner

TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
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The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

The Anatomy of the Presidential Motorcade

When the President comes to town he is usually riding in a motorcade of 40-50 vehicles. What cars make up this fleet of vehicles and how exactly do they band together to protect the U.S. President? Cheddar Explains...
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Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Why American Yards Are Shrinking

Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
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How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

How Your AC Could Help Instead of Hurt The Environment

Imagine this: your air conditioner is powered by renewable electricity. It also captures carbon dioxide from the air and converts it into energy to power your home. In other words, your home becomes its own power plant all while fighting climate c...
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The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

The Surprising Reason We Don't Hitchhike Anymore

You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
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How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

How Expanding Bike Lanes Can Actually Decrease Traffic

Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
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The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

The Hack That Wreaked Havoc on Hollywood

In 2014, Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked by a group of cyber-criminals who called themselves “The Guardians of Peace”. The hackers stole 100 terabytes of private data from the film studio and leaked it online for the whole world to see. In ...
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The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

The Scariest Movie Sounds You Can't Hear

Sound is a vital element of any film. But what about sounds you can't hear? In this video, Cheddar Explains how sub-bass sounds, and infrasounds can be used to mess with the human body - from discomfort, to straight-up anxiety.
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The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

The Unforseen Issue With Skyscraper Canyons

Have you ever walked down a city street in the winter and almost been blown off your feet by freezing wind? Well, it's the result of man-made street canyons. Towering buildings lining city avenues cause conditions like elevated temperatures, wind ...
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How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

How an Unlikely Logo Helped Save a Broken City

It's hard to go one block in New York City without seeing the I Heart New York logo on a building, in a window, or on a T-Shirt. Cheddar Explains how famous graphic designer Milton Glaser's artwork transformed New York City and advertising.
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How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

How TJ Maxx is Thriving in the Retail Apocalypse

With the rise of online shopping, retailers have been closing brick & mortar stores at such a high rate that the trend has its own name: the retail apocalypse. While Sears filed for bankruptcy and Macy’s, JC Penney, J Crew, and the Gap are scrambl...
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