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Ultra-Dedicated Zookeepers

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The extremely endearing, scary, and gross lengths zookeepers go to for their animals. It's almost like being a mother, if you know what I mean.  
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The new BBC series In The Flesh is about zombies in rehab to kick the brain-eating habit. Despite the premise, the trailers make it clear this is not a comedy.
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On World Book Day, many children dressed up as literary characters for school. They are all adorable!
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The 10 Most Inexplicably Expensive Movies Ever Made. Is it Hollywood accounting or just really expensive doughnut delivery?  
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What deleted scenes teach us about movies. The opportunity to see what was edited out lets us consider how fluid the art of filmmaking really is.
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There's a Reason That Addicts Say Yes to Drugs. For many, being high is always better than dealing with reality.
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The Secret Life Of A Work From Home Employee. I can't speak for all mental_floss writers, but this is exactly how I spend my days. And nights, for that matter.
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Hot Tips For Growing Your Own Veggies in Greenhouses. There's nothing like flavorful homegrown food when the supermarkets are full of tasteless, imported, out-of-season produce.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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