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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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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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