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A Share of the Empire State Building

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82 years after the skyscraper was completed, the Empire State Building may go public. The owner plans to sell shares in a group of 19 properties, which includes the historic landmark.  
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Inner child vs. outer adult: The A.V. Club's conflicted guide to the summer movie season. The movies will be like they are every summer, but we'll still go watch them.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been assigned the premiere defense lawyer for cases like his. Judy Clarke saved the Unabomber, Jared Loughner, and Susan Smith all from execution.
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Imagine your job is to pave a highway through the Himalayan Mountains, with no equipment besides trucks and shovels. Now see the guys who do it.
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The weird world of amateur YouTube moon videos. Backyard astronomers and lunatics fill a strange niche you didn't even know existed.
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Even the worst joke can get new life when you illustrate and animate your drunk wife's telling of it.
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Remember the guy who lost his life savings in a carnival game? College Humor turned his story into a promotion and will buy his giant dreadlocked banana for $2,600.
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18 Hilariously Polite Warning Signs. Guaranteed to get your attention better than the usual terse announcements.
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How much maternity and paternity leave should employees get? Anything would be a step up from the days when women were automatically fired for getting pregnant.

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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Babies Through Windows
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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Newborn Babies Through Windows. And why we don't want the custom to die out.

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When London Bridge Moved … to Arizona? The entire stone bridge was dismantled, shipped, and rebuilt in the American desert.

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The Tom and Jerry Story. Almost 80 years later, we still enjoy the cat-and-mouse game.

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11 Geographic Markers That Are Totally Inaccurate. It could be a mistake, a matter of convenience, or the shifting earth.

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5 Sequels That Introduce Huge Plot Holes To The Originals. You'd think that someone somewhere would be in charge of making film franchises internally consistent from one movie to the next.

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Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery. We'll have to be ready for it if we're going to Mars.

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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years. In 1989, Mauro Morandi's catamaran drifted onto Budelli Island in the Mediterranean Sea, and he never left.

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14 Huge Facts About Elephant Seals. They stand out even among weird marine animals.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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