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Why Pope Francis Picked That Name

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Former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now Pope Francis. Read why popes take on new names, and what this one means.
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If Game of Thrones had been produced in the mid-90s, the opening sequence would be very different. But it would have been a hit show, anyway.
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Redditors shared their ideas for an awesome dream house, in which money is no object. Put the best  parts all together, and you end up with the most awesomely juvenile supervillain lair ever.
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To survive online retailers, small bookshops must offer something extra. I, personally, would suggest a cat.
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The word "journeyman" means those who travel the world practicing their trade. German craftsmen still perform this hardcore medieval custom on their way to becoming master craftsmen.
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How Far Can You Travel in 36 Hours with No Money? Two students participating in the Trinity College Jailbreak went from Ireland to Argentina -7,000 miles away!
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7 Awesome Google Offices Around the World. Beautiful and fun enough to make you want to go to work.
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7 movies that are cleverly disguised Shakespeare adaptations. Seeing the films first may prime you for reading the original from the Bard. 
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Today is 3/14/13. Happy Pi Day, everyone!

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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