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Mythic Eclipse Monsters

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5 Mythic Eclipse Monsters Who Mess With the Sun and Moon. When the sun went out and the world didn't end, some explanation had to be found.

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Floating Fast Food: The Story of the McBarge. We're still waiting for its resurrection.

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Stephen King's 10 Most Terrifying Human Villains. They're more plausible than supernatural, and that's truly scary.

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No Dog Has Ever Wanted To Leave The Park Less Than This Dog. He's having way too much fun to go home!

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The secret to office happiness isn’t working less—it’s caring less. Just don't let the boss know.

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Pigeons of War and their Double Decker Buses. Homing pigeons taken into battle risked their lives to get back home with important communications.

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A New Memorial Will Soon Honor the Heroism of Native American Veterans. The National Museum of the American Indian will take submissions for its design beginning in November.

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46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special. There's fun for the whole family, even if it's not your state.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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