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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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