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Your Weather Forecast, Now With More Cats

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Sure, the weather app on your smartphone is useful enough, but it could use more cats.

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Rest assured, taxpayers: NASA's participation in this staged "Space Viking" photo didn't cost you anything, but it might provide you with a good laugh.

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How does Netflix figure out how to recommend what you should watch next? For starters, a team of 40 film buffs tags every movie and TV show by hand, and the algorithms go from there.

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A few dollars short of free shipping on Amazon? Why not toss a $4.85 million Norman Rockwell original into your cart?

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The trailer for the newest season of Parks and Rec casts Leslie Knope in an unusually sinister light.

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A collection of 500 unique fairy tales has been uncovered in Germany. One of them, entitled "The Turnip Princess," can be read here.

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"Antidisestablishmentarianism" hardly holds a candle to some of the longest words in other languages.

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Are you more of a Sherlock Holmes or an Elizabeth Bennet? Find out with the “Who’s Your Literary Twin?” quiz.

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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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