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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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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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