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A Tiger Cub to Start Your Day

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See photographs of a baby Sumatran tiger on his first trip to the great outdoors. The two-month-old cub was born at the San Francisco Zoo.
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PSY's new video for the song "Gentleman" got 22 million views in its first 24 hours on YouTube. That broke a record set by Justin Bieber a year ago.
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After a string of unfortunate incidents, Carnival Cruises has dropped prices to $50 a night per person or less for some cruises. But you still have to ask yourself if it's worth the risk.
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How the producers of Rhoda killed the show by making it better. A look at how even the most creative television is forever tied to the mood of the audience.   
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While you're watching a life-and-death moment on a police drama, suddenly they'll announce some clue found on FaceUnion, which breaks your suspension of disbelief and makes you giggle. Check out The Most Ridiculous Made-Up Websites From Law & Order.
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After being elected Justice of the Peace, Eric Williams was caught stealing computers from his government office. After two prosecutors and one of their wives was murdered, the Justice is suspected of murder.
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Exploring a Creepy Abandoned Croatian Hospital. With obsolete medical equipment left behind, it would make a great horror movie set.
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Watch 6 crazy-adorable grandparent reactions to things young people like. Hey, old folks like video games, internet apps, and toys -and aren't yet jaded to their wonders.  
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Ape Women: 10 Dedicated Primate Researchers. Leakey's Angels may be the most famous primatologists, but they aren't alone.  

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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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