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Runaway Llama

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In Florida, three police officers chased down and tased a llama who attempted to escape the caged life for presumably something better. His name is Scooter. 

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In South Korea, a team of scientists have been developing a contact lens version of Google Glass.

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A thoughtful (and simultaenously idiotic) analysis of President Skroob's complicated environmental platform in Mel Brooks's Spaceballs.

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Justin Timberlake's French toast, Lady Gaga's fingernail, and six more disgusting items sold at celebrity auctions.

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Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman says he left the band in 1991 to help unearth coins and "tons of stuff" from ancient Rome. 

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Our managing editor, Jessanne Collins, got her start at Playgirl Magazine according to her memoir, which released this week in Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.

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George Clooney almost played Mitt Romney in season four of Arrested Development.

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29 photos of gorgeous castles from around the world.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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