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An unemployed D.C. man giving $10 a day away to different strangers to help foster kindness. Then he writes about the people he meets doing this.
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"Weird" Al Yankovic's Home Movies, with appropriate narration. Funny, his childhood seems a bit "weirder" than mine.
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A strangely in-depth look at the beep. Not a censored sound, but the beep sound itself.
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Dogs Filmed At 1000 Frames Per Second. If you ever had any doubts as to how awesome dogs are, you won't after seeing this.
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NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines is a newsfeed that looks at medical science with no hype or agenda. Find out how the research was done and what the actual findings were before they were blown out of proportion. (via Metafilter)
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What has this cat seen? Apparently something amazing that cannot be unseen.
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Scentless Apprentice: All About Anosmia. The absence of ability to smell can be devastating or just one of those things, depending on how you deal with 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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