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11-story LEGO Tower

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Students at John Dickinson High School in Delaware built a 113-foot tower out of LEGO bricks. They set a new world record and learned a lesson in teamwork.
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How the Internet's creepiest meme mutated from thought experiment to Hollywood blockbuster. If the copyright issues can be sorted out, you might see Slenderman at a theater near you.
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35 Popular Bands That Started Out With Painfully Awkward Names. I kind of like Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions and The Polka Tulk Blues Band.
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Georgia Tech kid gives an “epic” convocation speech. I don't know a thing about engineering, but all of the sudden I'm inspired to matriculate.
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The Undogly Life of a Presidential Pet. Bo, the First Dog, needed a companion because he can't roam and socialize like other dogs.
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General Mills Will Release All Five Of The Monster Cereals For Halloween This Year. Somehow I missed that they have been released seasonally, or that there were ever five of them.
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Get ready for another way to get your daily dose of caffeine! A new body spray will send it right through your skin.
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Outlaws as Folk Heroes. There's something very satisfying about seeing someone stick it to the man, the way we would never do.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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