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The Best Word in the English Language

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Curmudgeon Is the Best Word in the English Language

I propose that no other single word so perfectly marries its phonetic characteristics with its meaning. When you call someone a curmudgeon, you’re saying so much more than “grumpy” or “grouchy.” You’re really bestowing upon someone a royal crown of acidic attitude. I love it. (Larry David is my favorite curmudgeon of all time. That’s high praise from me.)

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Oh No, Not Yet

The 2016 Presidential race has already started. But, luckily, this is a really fun candidate to consider.

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The Time Charles Schulz Killed Off A Little Girl

Don’t worry, the girl was just a new Peanuts character that people really didn’t like. Here’s a cheeky response note where he blames a fan for the girl’s death.

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Forget Making Video Games Look Like the Real World

Let’s make the real world look like video games.

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The Super Bowl Ad You Aren’t Allowed to See

When you see how tame (and environmentally conscious) it is, you’ll be really perplexed about why it was banned.

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Pry It From My Cold, Dead Grave

There was a time that grave robbing was such a problem that guns were being mounted on graves to shoot potential tomb plunderers.

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RIP: Ed Koch

You were the Mayor of New York. You were a TV star. But, most important, you have a Muppet Wiki webpage.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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