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The World's Five Ugliest Animals Are Actually Kind of Cute. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has declared that the blobfish is the ugliest of all.
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The 50 Essential Films About High School. They all make us glad we don't have to live those years but once.
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The Harry Potter book series is over, but a new series of movies will be set in that world. And better still, it will be written by J.K. Rowling.
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The tune of "Blurred Lines" immediately reminded me of another song, but I couldn't put my finger on it. This mashup makes it all so clear now.
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College dorms have changed a great deal in the last 110 years. Yet in some ways, they are the same as they've ever been.
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Shhhh, I'm Squawkin' Here! A macaw knows how to shut another bird up, with a hand gesture for emphasis.
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"Jumping the shark" is a very useful term in explaining how television works. Here are ten more new metaphors we could use to explain different entertainment concepts.
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8 vintage photos of beauty queens. Once upon a time, you could win without breast augmentation or even combing your hair.
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13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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