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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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