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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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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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