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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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