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Skinny the Fat Cat

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A Dallas veterinarian adopted a 41-pound cat named "Skinny."  She must be doing something right, as Skinny is down to 34 pounds now.
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In 1968, Fave magazine published a letter from a girl to Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame. Leonard Nimoy replied in the next issue, with advice that's still as good today.
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A new webseries puts Game of Thrones in a high school setting. Come to Westeros Valley High and watch the first episode of School of Thrones called Prom Night Is Coming.
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The Skytree broadcast tower in Tokyo is the world's tallest tower. Get a closeup look at this wonder of the modern world.
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Season three of The Walking Dead has spawned a whole new set of image memes. These contain spoilers if you're not current on the series, but you'd be doing good to figure them out.  
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Why we badly need a slower Internet (and fewer lists). Oh, this essay is not about slower internet connection, but a plea for more substance in the information presented.
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A family must relive the horror of the day NYPD Officer Michael Russell was shot every two years to keep his murderer from being paroled. Thirty-four years later, it's still difficult to confront growing up without a father.
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You can download 700 Marvel comic books right now — for free. The offer ends tonight at 11 Eastern time, so check out this handy guide to know where you should start.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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