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What a Porcupine Sounds Like

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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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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