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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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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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