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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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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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