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The Missing Links: Lost in the Triangle

This Face Sums Up Most Responses To This
An NBA team is ready to change its name to the Pelicans—one of the most ferocious, fear-inducing mascots ever.

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The Not-As-Awkward Family Photos
The idea of Leon Borensztein’s book isn’t just to be funny—although some of the pics definitely are.

(Also, the guy on the right in the sixth group of pictures down has got to be Fred Armisen’s dad.)

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It’ll Be Tough to Reach 88 MPH In NYC Traffic
Plus, where do you get plutonium in the Big Apple? Well, even if it never generates the 1.21 jiggawatts it needs, it’s still an awesome cab.

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Wanna Rob A Bank?
Sure you do. Here’s how to do it.

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December 5, 1945: Lost In the Bermuda Triangle
An Armed Forces airplane squadron disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle on this day 67 years ago. Here are 10 other examples of weird things going down in the triangle.

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For the Person On Your Christmas Life That Likes to Look Homeless
This wallet will do the trick.

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History, As Depicted By The NY Times Crossword Puzzle
Check out how America Online was described throughout the years.

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Bone Broth 101
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Whether you drink it on its own or use it as stock, bone broth is the perfect recipe to master this winter. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education

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Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?
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If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock-human voices, the Sci Show's latest video explains below.

While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds and songbirds. While examining the brains of these avians, researchers noted that their brains contain clusters of neurons, which they've dubbed song nuclei. Since other birds don't possess song nuclei, they think that these structures probably play a key role in vocal learning.

Parrots might be better at mimicry than hummingbirds and songbirds thanks to a variation in these neurons: a special shell layer that surrounds each one. Birds with larger shell regions appear to be better at imitating other creatures, although it's still unclear why.

Learn more about parrot speech below (after you're done jamming out to Hatebeak).

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