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The Doctor's Regenerations

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A History of Doctor Who's Weird, Wonderful, and Very Awkward Doctor Replacements. It will happen once again this Christmas.

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The Mischievous ‘Ghost Hoaxers’ of 19th-Century Australia. The fad was often just for fun, but was sometimes a cover for criminal activity.

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The Deadliest Natural Disaster in U.S. History. The 1900 hurricane left over 6,000 dead in Galveston.

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Lost Boy, The Peter Pan Prequel That Tells Captain Hook's Side of the Story. According to this book, the pirate was once a lot like Peter.

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The winners have been crowned in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, held by the English Department of San Jose State University. The contest seeks to find the very worst opening sentence for a novel, although the novel itself doesn't exist.

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The facts behind the first human embryo to be edited by CRISPR. A mutant gene that leads to heart disease was successfully removed.

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America's Giant Fighting Robot Is Finally Here. Two years after the initial challenge, MegaBots Inc. unveiled the robot that will fight Japan's champion robot.

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12 Seductive Facts About The Graduate. The 1967 film ushered in a new era in Hollywood.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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