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A Funeral for the Ape Woman

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The Long Overdue Burial of Julia Pastrana

Calling someone the Ape Woman is about as degrading as you can get. Refusing to bury her body for a century and a half after her death, just so you can show her off some more, adds a lot of insult to a lot of injury. Now she has been laid to rest at last.

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Scaling Down the Near Earth Asteroid

This article does a nice job of explaining the projectile that will be hurtling by Earth tomorrow, by turning the universe into a basketball court.

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I Heart the Universe

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a collection of cosmic cardioids.

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Honey Bunny, The Wolf & A Royale With Cheese

Vanity Fair has put together a really great oral history of the film Pulp Fiction.

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Comedy More To Your Liking?

If Tarantino is not your speed, and you’d prefer to laugh, then this list of the 82 best comedies on Netflix Streaming will help you out.

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Happily Never After

Not all on-screen couples ride off into the sunset together. Some of them are just seriously screwed up.

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Valentine’s Day By the Numbers

News Flash: Americans like candy, jewelry and flowers.

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Pick Up Some Heinz

Warren Buffett is picking up a lot of Heinz. About $23 billion worth actually.

So, let’s revisit that old question about what the Heinz 57 varieties actually are.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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