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The Amazing Balancing Dog

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Jack has an incredible talent for balancing things on his head. He didn't tell us why he does it, because he's a dog.
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The US Army has a series of safety videos featuring a Dark Knight in camo called Bagram Batman. As a cheesy mascot, he's one step up from Private Snafu.
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Watch 30 Canadian Skiers Do a Simultaneous Backflip. They all held hands and no one broke any important bones.
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The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was worse than we were led to believe. And we thought back then that it was horrible.
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Drawing Disney Princesses as sloths seems to be about the silliest idea in a long long time. So go take a look -you know you want to.
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Runners Robert Watling and Kelli Johnston got engaged at the Chicago marathon and planned a wedding right after the Boston marathon. The ceremony went on despite the bombing, in comfortable sweatsuits and red running shoes.
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9 extremely outdated etiquette tips from the 1950s.  To make it easy on yourself, never eat corn on the cob or talk to the pope.
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6 TV characters who returned from the dead. A little cognitive dissonance is worth it to bring back a character people really want to see.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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