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Where Did Groundhog Day Come From? The holiday has a rich history, all based on the fact that we're tired of winter.  
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The 12 Most Absurd 30 Rock Moments to help you through series withdrawal. If I had known the show was this weird, I might have watched it at least once.
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Check Out These 40 Geeky Valentine’s Day Cards You Must. Just make sure the recipient will understand the reference before you send any of these.
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Are chick-lit novels bad for your self-esteem? A study out of Virginia Tech says it depends on how the protagonist feels about herself.
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10 Musical Artists Whose Personal Lives Overshadowed Their Work. The phrase "lucky to be alive" comes up over and over -at least for those who are still alive.
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Tropical Cyclone Oswald blew through and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia covered in a blanket of sea foam. This whole area looks likes a set from a weird science fiction universe.   
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The 39 Best Things Ever Said About Love. The very best are from Katharine Hepburn and Albert Einstein.  
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8 ridiculous Vladimir Putin publicity stunts. He's no joke to the Russian people under his thumb, but to us these photogenic deeds are hilarious.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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