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What exactly is a Harvest Moon? Wunderground has a great article about how full moons got their names, plus a whole list of moon names that helped Native American tribes track the seasons.
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I don't know where this came from or anything more about it, but this long GIF of a flying raccoon had me in stitches all day. Thanks Drew for the weirdness and laugh!
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Another animal in orbit in a thriller starring a cat, a hair dryer, and a tiny sock. What more do you need to know? Hilarious.
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Well this is thoroughly creepy: Pez dispensers with your head on top. This seems like a Stephen King or "Twilight Zone" twist …
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This week we said farewell to "30 Rock," whose final season made up for some unevenness in the past few years. The finale was pretty perfect though, and to honor its run, here are 100 of "30 Rock's" best quotes.
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Modern family bonding: an 84-year-old grandpa plays Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 with his grandson and loves it.
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Bringing this old gem out of the vault: An English pronunciation poem, showing just how crazy our language is. By the way, if linguistics is your thing, check out Bill Bryson's "The Mother Tongue." Quick read, full of info, and one of my favorites!
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Another edition of Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius. If only I could ever remember to DO any of them ...
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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