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World Response to 9/11

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We Are All Americans: The World's Response to 9/11. Twelve years later, let's recall how the global community came together.
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It was once common knowledge that you cannot manufacture or even predict what will go viral on the internet. Jimmy Kimmel's fake twerk disaster video stunt appears to contradict that adage and may change how the video business works.
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Breaking Bad season five is 16 episodes long, with a months-long break in the middle, but iTunes considers it two seasons. That sparked a class-action lawsuit against Apple for charging fans twice to see the whole season.
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9 Most Sympathetic Villains In Books. The better we get to know them, the more we can relate to them.
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A guy with post-surgery amnesia meets his wife as a stranger. Lucky for him, he says the exact things any wife would want to hear.
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Can You Smoke Weed if Your Friend Is a Cop? According to the cops on reddit, it's no big deal.
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A cat playing with running water on a slippery bathtub is just tempting fate. He was so embarrassed he had to go hide.
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A rubber-jointed contortionist shows off his dance moves on the street. My knees and hips started aching just from watching him.
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Colorado is testing talking urinal cakes in bars to curb drunk driving. The idea is to test a guys's aim, but hearing a talking urinal will likely frighten many into calling a cab.
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4 ways to boost the dismal turnout in local elections. The part about passing out shots of Jim Beam seems like it would work.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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