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Red Carpet Quackers

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The Odd March of the Peabody Ducks

The Peabody Hotel has five permanent residents that get the red carpet treatment every single day. And they’re ducks.

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Happy Birthday, Robert Zimmerman

You probably know him better as Bob Dylan. Here’s an interactive map of his many geography-based songs.

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I Know It Was You, Buster

The Bluth and the Corleone families are both involved in criminal enterprise and are taken over by a son named Michael. So it stands to reason that they’d get a brilliant mashup like this.

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Springfield, Florida

Take a look at a preview image of the new Simpsons theme park opening this summer.

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Science Explains: How to Stop Being A Jerk

Of course, if you’re a jerk you’ll probably just make fun of this study and anyone that buys into it. There’s the rub.

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Disorder in the Court

People often cite the McDonald’s hot coffee case as the grand example of frivilous lawsuits. Well, these are much better examples to use going forward.

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You’ll Flip For This

Check out the world record for most backflips on a pogo stick.

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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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