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Surviving Latin Words

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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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