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The late night talk show drama earlier this year made a lot of people pine for the days of Johnny Carson. Thankfully, it just got much easier to enjoy his work "“ as more than 3,300 hours of his Tonight Show have been placed on his website for easy viewing.
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Even if you weren't a fan of Carson, you can still get behind this story about his charitable foundation giving back in a huge way.
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Two men that  lived as undercover agents inside the Hell's Angels and the Gambino crime family describe what it takes to infiltrate and survive the world of crime.
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A company in Taiwan is making a name for itself by cranking out computer animation video based on American news stories. It didn't take them long to release a clip of the suddenly famous Steven Slater quitting his job as a JetBlue flight attendant.
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The world's 18 strangest gardens are unlike anything you've seen in someone's backyard.
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An 8-year old British boy is being called the next Picasso "“ and not just by one crazy art critic. During a recent sale of his work, 33 of his paintings were scooped up in under a half-hour. One went for north of $235,000.
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It looks like the recession is hitting everyone "“ even cemeteries. That's why some of them have started to ramp up their marketing efforts by hosting special parties, concerts, and festivals "“ all in a morbid attempt to secure your future business. (Via Gawker)
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"A lot of networks report the news as it happens. But only one has the power to report the news before it happens." That's the stated premise behind The Onion's hilarious new video, News From the Year 2137.
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If your passion still burns bright for some unattained goal, maybe you should think about heading to one of these Fantasy Camps Where You Can Live the Dream.

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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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