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Some Indian officials have said that the way a woman dresses incites rape. A group of young men in Bangalore protested that attitude by wearing skirts themselves.
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What happens when you feed the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air through Google translate and back again? The more times it is translated, all the more comedy creeps in.
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The Hot Baby Names of 2013 Will Go Retro. That prediction is based on names that are being searched for, as parents of this year's babies weigh their options.
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Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's newest feature: Graph Search. The new search engine will search only Facebook, and will rank recommended results from those closest to you.
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The Real-Life Stories Behind 10 Famous Love Songs. With videos of each if you're not that familiar with the tunes.
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Scouting New York reports on the difficulty of pleasing movie and TV directors by finding them the Chinese restaurant they want to film in. It must look exotic, with red wallpaper and lots of dragons and intricately-carved furniture. 
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Don't flush that fish! California reports at least 13 species imported for aquariums are now thriving as invasive species in lakes and coastal waters.
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Rumors has it that a new Star Wars movie will be based on Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. Here are seven other classic films that could be remade in the universe of the Sith and the Jedi.

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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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