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The Sinkhole that Swallowed a Forest

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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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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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