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Morning Cup of Links: The Real Calamity Jane

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Calamity Jane Was a Woman of Many Talents ... And Great at Embellishing. The true story of her life was exciting enough on its own.
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The Many Deaths of the Joker. In comics, movies, games, and TV, we thought he was a goner but the villain came back, 'cause he couldn't stay away.  
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For Star Wars Day, BL Burgers in Australia is offering a limited edition burger called "Return of the Chedi." Buzzfeed sent a couple of people out to try it and give us their impressions of the burger.
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Breaking News: Cats Honestly Do Like People. Scientific research says so.
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"Take Me Out to the Ball Game," Baseball's National Anthem. Eddie Deezen has the story behind the song.
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Your baby can't get vaccinated against dangerous diseases, but you can- when you're pregnant. This Could Save Your Baby’s Life.
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If You Like Good Music, You Should Get a Perfect Score on This Quiz. It's not really that easy, but it's a lot of fun.
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60 Facts About the Star Wars Universe for Star Wars Day. Can you believe George Lucas had trouble financing the second film?

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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