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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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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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iStock

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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