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How the entire television universe is linked together through the character of Detective John Munch. With extra links that could suck up your entire day.
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Words American Presidents Made Famous. Never misunderestimate the power of the decider-in-chief.
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Photographer Tadao Cern turned a leaf blower on his subjects before he took their portraits. The results are remarkable in that the models didn't kill him either then or when they saw the pictures.
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The mysterious White Nose Syndrome has killed millions of bats in the US over the past few years. Now the first confirmed case has been found in Mammoth Cave National Park.
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The story of how Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o lost his girlfriend to leukemia has been covered by every sports journal on the planet. And now it turns out that she never even existed.
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Our friends over at Latitude News are trying to launch a podcast and need your help!
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The Sundance Film festival opens today. Here are 13 of the featured films you should see sooner or later.
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A young woman documented her 3-year transition from male to female in a thousand photographs of her face. Here they are in a fast-moving video showing the gradual yet substantial changes.
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Daily Tekk put out a list of the 100 Best, Most Interesting Blogs and Websites of 2013. They like us!

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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