Morning Cup of Links: Creepy Christmas

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Be careful what you ask for, especially on the internet. Pope Benedict XV invited Twitter users to submit questions to him, and everyone and his brother obliged.
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Daniel Kim mashed up 55 hit songs of 2012 into one megamix called Pop Danthology. Now you don't have to buy any of them!
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Intimate Photos of Women Living as Men in the Balkans. Albania's traditional culture is so restrictive for women that "Sworn Virgins" give up motherhood to just be men instead.
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The number of lions in Africa has dropped to record levels as their habitat is turned into civilization. The report has a bonus gallery of threatened animal photos.
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You read the reports that America is becoming more secular, but that does not mean religion is dying out. At last count, 70% of Americans consider themselves moderately or very religious.
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Why I Hate School But Love Education. British poet Suli Breaks makes the case against chasing a degree for the sake of a degree.
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27 Christmas Decorations That Will Haunt Your Dreams. Cutting corners on mass-produced holiday cheer can have an effect that's creepier than Halloween.
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The 10 movies most likely to score Best Picture nominations. With helpful trailers to introduce you to the movies not yet released and remind you of those you've already forgotten.
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Smearing Cream Cheese On Newborns & Other Stories About Famous Multiples. The birth of Octomom's brood spurred Kara Kovalchik to look up multiples on TV.

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December 5, 2012 - 12:13am
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