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The Polygamists. National Geographic magazine takes a in-depth look at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), who still practice plural marriage.
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I Can Has History? A timeline, or maybe a family tree, of the most famous LOLcats we all know and love. Scroll around; it's a big graphic.
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You've noticed computer screens you see in movies don't resemble real computer use at all. A Hollywood designer explains why they have to be that way.
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The Snuggie vs. Slanket vs. Freedom Blanket vs. Blankoat. Gizmodo tries them all out to recommend (all dorkiness aside) which blanket with sleeves will best serve your needs. (via Metafilter)
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When your garage is only 6 centimeters wider than your car, you have to park resourcefully. And then you have to get out of the car!
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For the next week or so, Mars will be the closest to Earth it will be for years. Watch for an unblinking orangey star, even if you don't have a telescope.
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The Hunting Strategies of Carnivorous Plants. As if we didn't have enough to worry about with lions, tigers, and bears.

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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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