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Growing Up with BatDad

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BatDad has four children and a Batman mask. Together they make parenting as exciting as crime fighting could ever be.
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Today is National Punctuation Day! Here are 13 little-known punctuation marks you might want to start using. Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won’t do.
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Eric “Silo” Dahl has raised $18,000 for his college expenses through competitive eating. He probably also saves on grocery bills that way.
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The hole in the middle: 16 shows whose lead characters are their least interesting. It's much more fun to watch (or play) those wacky other characters.
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Ben's 4-year-old daughter Adelaide couldn't sleep because of fireworks noise. To distract her, they performed the most adorable duet you've heard this year.
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6 Castles That Cost Less Than An Apartment In NYC. If you're the kind who would ever consider buying an apartment in New York, this might be depressing.
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A wrestling match between Demetrius de Moors and Michael Lind won de Moors a national sportsmanship award. If you watch the video, your heart might swell and your eyes might leak.
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Naegleria fowleri is an amoeba that can eat your brain. The death of a four-year-old in New Orleans has public health officials (and everyone else) worried.
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Why atheists are starting their own global church. It has all the benefits of organized religion -except the religion.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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