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What a Porcupine Sounds Like

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Real porcupine noises sound exactly the way a cartoon porcupine's might—in a word, adorable.

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How do you measure a year? In 525,6000 minutes, or in a 400,000-piece Lego replica of Hogwarts?

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The second full theatrical trailer for the upcoming Ender's Game movie is out, starring a lengthy, dramatic voiceover by Colonel Hyrum Graff/Harrison Ford.

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A selection of photos spanning Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign documents some of the monarch's more private moments.

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Mumford and Sons fans who pressed play on the band's latest music video were surprised to see not the British folk rockers themselves, but banjo-wielding doppelgangers comically played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, and Will Forte.

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These senior citizen residents of the Sun City "active retirement community"—including cheerleaders, competitive swimmers, and recreational lawn bowlers—really know how to live life to the fullest.

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A teeny-tiny Minnesota town (population: no more than 28) elected a 4-year-old as its mayor...for the second year in a row.

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The running time for Mean Girls is normally 97 minutes, including dialogue, exposition, incidental music—all those time-consuming things that make a movie. If that's just too much of a commitment, one brave man in a pink polo shirt has condensed the entire movie into a half-hour speed recitation for your hyper-efficient viewing pleasure. 

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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