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The 50 Best Websites of 2013

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Time's Best of the Web 2013

You may see a familiar site on the list.

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This Cost How Much?

I’ve had a lot of fantastic pizzas in my life, but I don’t think any of them were worth $1000. I can’t imagine any of these other astronomically-priced bits of sustenance are worth it either.

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And This Only Cost How Much?

This beverage is so beautiful that I might start to cry.

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Walking & Talking

The Walking Dead has now been given the Bad Lip Reading treatment.

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I Like This Type Thing

Take a journey through an animated brief history of typography.

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Riding the Rails

Mike Brodie spent years hopping trains, and documenting his experience in amazing photographs.

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Garbatrage. Big Uglies. Dead Cat Bounce.

If you know what these terms mean, you might be in finance.

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No ... Sleep ... ‘Til Adam Yauch Park

The late member of The Beastie Boys has been honored in his hometown.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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