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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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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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