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The Return of the Twinkie

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Hostess Twinkies are due to return to stores today, although some Walmart stores had them for sale last Friday. The new product will have almost twice the shelf life of the old Twinkies.
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When new author Robert Galbraith was outed as JK Rowling, the sales of The Cuckoo's Calling shot through the roof. Rowling says she wished she could have kept the secret a little longer.
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12 Innovations From The 1950s That We Still Use Today. About half of them took twenty years to become general use for the masses.
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10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World. At least one of them has to be complete gibberish and we've all been trolled by history.
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This band has a real bounce in their beat! Looks cool, but it can't be easy to play that way.
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I Was Killed By A Shark In Sharknado. Ryan Budds' account of the filming of the latest SyFy original implausible monster movie.
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Washington state's new marijuana rules set limits for "marijuana-infused" products, but what about hash? Various interpretations could legalize it or ban it, or maybe something in between.
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A Saudi princess was arrested in California on human trafficking charges. She paid the $5 million in bail but has no servants left back at the condominium.
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The colorful lionfish and 3 other invasive species we should be eating. You can have your expanded fishy fare; I'll take the free-range bacon.
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9 Lost and Found Airplanes. Airplanes get lost more than you realize; here are 6 more.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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