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DC Duck Family

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A mother duck and her nine ducklings brought Washington DC to a halt. Well, a bunch of people in the city, anyway, who were concerned about the family's safety.
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A Photographer’s Stunning Pictures of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around the World. Murad Osmann got pictures of all the places they went, and her backside, too.
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How would you improve Grand Theft Auto IV? The latest viral modification inserts Woody and Buzz from Toy Story violently into the game.
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The National Book Critics Circle Winners of 2013 have been announced. Fill out your reading list with titles you didn't know you wanted to read until now.
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The Secret Life of Janet Jackson. The singer killed rumors of a lavish wedding to come by announcing she'd gotten married last year.
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Watch the astonishingly strange way a helicopter saved a deer trapped on the ice. The ice was too thin for a rescue crew, so creativity stepped in.
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What TV's most popular shows would look like without their visual effects. The folks who make the magic are so good you don't even know they're there -until they're not.  

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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