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Surviving Latin Words

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18 ordinary English words that Julius Caesar spoke. Of course, they were Latin words back then, but they've survived to be used today.
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The Creepy GEICO Talking Pig Does, In Fact, Have His Driver’s License. It seems like just yesterday he was crying "Whee whee!" all the way home.
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Meet The Most Adorably Terrifying Soldier Ever. Wojtek the “soldier bear” did his part for the Polish Army in World War II.  
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Why don't Americans (knowingly) eat horse meat? It hasn't always been this way.
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In response to last week's story about the declining birth rate, folks share their stories of how they decided to remain childless. Or, as many prefer to call it, child-free.
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Krampnitz: Potsdam's Abandoned Nazi and Soviet Military Complex. What's left is both historic and eerily unsettling.
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Love on the dole: 18 songs about being on government assistance. Not all of them are sympathetic to the downtrodden.  
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A New Study Uses Tweets To Rank America’s Happiest Cities and States. The results so far seem to make sense, as Hawaii comes up as the happiest state.   
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How does one physicist propose to another physicist? With a research paper entitled "Two Body Interactions: A Longitudinal Study."

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Japan's School Lunches Are Some of the Best in the World
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Japan's School Lunches Are Some of the Best in the World. Mealtime is considered part of the students' education.

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Russia’s Cross-Dressing War Hero. Nadezhda Durova impressed Tsar Alexander I and earned acceptance for being an "interesting" woman.

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Who Really Invented Calculus? An account of the feud between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

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The Best Way to Watch All of Star Trek. A viewer's guide to catching up on all 600 hours of Star Trek in TV and film (or at least the hours worth watching).

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A Failed 1930s American Town, Lost in Time in the Amazon Rainforest. The Ford Motor Company built Fordlândia to manage a rubber tree plantation that produced no rubber.

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How to Find the Specs for Any Device You Own. You might want to jot them down so you'll have them handy for tech support.

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The Bad Hair, Incorrect Feathering, and Missing Skin Flaps of Dinosaur Art. C.M. Kosemen shows us what artists might think contemporary animals would look like if they only had skeletons to go by.

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The Limbless Magician of 18th Century London. Matthew Buchinger was a master at sleight-of-hand, even though he had no hands.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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