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Disaster Preparedness at the Zoo

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When Disaster Strikes, the Zoo Must Go On. Feeding exotic animals under special circumstances takes careful planning and creative logistics.

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When Europeans Killed Others to Kill Themselves. It was a form of suicide by religious loophole.

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One-Fifth of Medical Care Is Unnecessary, Doctors Say. The fear of a lawsuit is the most common reason.

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Address Twins are Two Houses that Have the Exact Same Street Address, Usually in Different Towns. Paul Plowman searched for address twins that were close to each other, and found one pair that are next door neighbors!

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Cougars are the Biggest Species of Cats that Meow Rather than Roar. You'll be forgiven if the first "meow" sounds more like "hi!" to you.

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11 Band Names that Don't Mean What You Think They Do. The real stories behind them are far more interesting.

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How One Inventor Tried to Save America—With Roller Coasters. LaMarcus Adna Thompson wanted to take our minds off immoral entertainment.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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