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CSI and other TV shows have changed the way people perceive crime investigation. Real life forensic pathologists will tell you that the truth of the profession is very different. (Thanks, Amy!)
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How to get into the office when there's no one there. Like I always said, necessity is the mother of Southern ingenuity.
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Cappadocia, Turkey is Tatooine on earth, only without the Sand people, Jawas, and annoying Storm Troopers.
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Dolphin Stampede! Maybe there's a Black Friday sale at a nearby reef.
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Is Obesity All In Your Head? I thought it was in the waist and hips, but scientists say genes might hard wire some people into overeating.
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Cute Things Falling Asleep is a video blog about... well, you know. Rate the videos by cuteness or sleepiness.
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The Real Story Behind A Charlie Brown Christmas (and why it almost wasn't shown). But it was, and we're all richer for it.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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