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Government Guidelines For Yeti Hunting

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Helpful Hints For Yeti Hunters

The United States government is actually on record as once having told Yeti hunters exactly how they may hunt for the mythical beasts and what to do if they find one.

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Something Kim Jong Il May Have Actually Helped Create

Kim Jong Il never missed an opportunity to brag about his “amazing” accomplishments. For example, he claimed to have invented the hamburger. Now he has inspired the creation of a brand new genre: the Unauthorized Autobiography.

Also: If you’ve never seen the documentary created by Vice during a trip to North Korea, it is very interesting and well worth checking out. Here is Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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Ann Landers & Alice Cooper As Pen Pals

Back in 1979, after the famous advice columnist took issue with one of the legendary rocker’s songs, the two exchanged letters on the matter.

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Munch On These Girl Scout Cookie Facts

A few things you may not have known about the seasonal treats. For instance, you can find them with the help of your phone.

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C’Mon, Nobody Misses the Scot-Teas

Here is a list of the Girl Scout cookies that have sailed off into retirement, and are dearly missed. But, really, I can’t believe anyone missed those shortbread cookies.

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The British Version of The Office Is Coming Back

Kind of. The funniest character, David Brent, is making a small return.

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Music Unmasked

Some bands wear really weird, intricate outfits. Here’s what they look like under all that get-up.

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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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