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How to Hug Lions

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This Is What It's Like To Hug Lions. All you need is a Go Pro camera and some really friendly lions.
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There's a lot of proud ink at the London International Tattoo Festival. Tattoo artists do not put up with less than the best on their own skin.
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Awesome Grandpa Writes Shaming Letter To His Homophobic Daughter. And now his grandson is living with him.
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5 Tales of Hollywood “Love Children” That Are Stranger and Sadder Than the Farrows. Imagine having plastic surgery as a child to hide who your famous father is.
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11 Novels That Will Creep You Out. Call it a reading list for the Halloween season.
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Guillermo del Toro’s couch gag for The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIV episode is three minutes of delight. See how many horror film references you can count in it (you may have to watch twice).
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Alfonso Cuarón on the Making of His Instant Sci-Fi Classic Gravity. The special effects alone in the space drama took two years to work out.
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It looks like Pope Francis is serious about cleaning up the Catholic Church. They should have known what was coming when they selected a Jesuit.
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12 Wild and Wondrous Aquariums. Make sure it doesn't leak, and you can put fish anywhere.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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