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Andrew Jackson's Presidential Party

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By Risë Ruhl

Andrew Jackson knew how to throw a party. His inaugural bash left the symbol of the White House a wreck. There were drunken revelers in the lobby and boozers romping through the bedrooms.
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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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