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The Hobbit Wraps It Up

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson spent 15 years in Middle Earth, filming six epic Tolkien movies. Friday was the very last day of shooting, and the director shared it with all of us.
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35 Essential Life Lessons We Can Learn From Animals. With the properly adorable photo illustrations.
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Famous Directors’ Forgotten TV Projects. Alternately, you may have seen these and never realized who was behind them.
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See a collection of really bad tattoos. Some are misguided ideas, some are by obviously beginner inkers, and some are both. Oh, and some images are slightly NSFW.
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How Coffee Could Save Your Life. I'll drink to that -several cups every morning.
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Congratulations to the winner of the World Snail Racing Championships! The fastest snail logged a time of 2:47 …to go about a foot and a half.
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Someone Figured Out How Many Licks It Takes To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop. Because science, and Tootsie Pops.
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From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals. And how a new program might reverse the trend.
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The cruel, predictable outcome of fat-shaming. Negative comments and discrimination only make things worse.

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Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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