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The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Forest

Bayou Corne sinkhole has been eating a hole in Louisiana for a year now. Watch the 24-acre hole swallow up a clutch of huge cypress trees this week.
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7 Stunning Pieces Of Book Art. A new book by Laura Heyenga counts the many ways we recycle old paper into literary artworks.
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How to Get Fired in Spectacular Fashion. A few examples show us the art of a memorable public dismissal.
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How much does your favorite TV star make? More than most of us will see in a lifetime.
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See some Awesome Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Sets of Famous Music Videos. Certainly a different view from what we are used to seeing.
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A D.C. Urban Mom moved out of the city and is shocked to see wildlife invade her backyard. The solution is to sell your home to someone who'd appreciate seeing deer, rabbits, raccoons, and birds.
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Law & Order: SVU is doing the Trayvon Martin incident, with a little, er, big twist. They're using the Paula Deen story in the same episode -guess who pulls the trigger.
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Why the Fukushima radioactive leak is worse than we thought. 79,000 gallons of highly radioactive cooling water is nothing to sneeze at.
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For years people have asked if we could bring our Amazing Fact Generator to Facebook. Consider it done!

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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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