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20 Easter Eggs, Cool Pop Culture References, and Fun Facts About The Walking Dead. That and a week-long marathon should get you prepared for the new season starting Sunday.
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The Sneeziest Animals You Ever Did See. Watching them might cause an allergic reaction.
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The list of things polling as more popular than Congress right now include dog poop. But Congress is still more popular than serial killers!
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Gorgeously Creepy Photographs of the Bejeweled Skulls of Saints. Mostly ordinary people, they were never this fancy in real life.
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Kids write the darndest things! And #19 got the answer right- "fart" is a perfect example of a gas.
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11 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe. He led a pretty decent life before he became famous.
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Ant bites landed Henry Konietzky in the hospital with a deadly case of Vibrio vulnificus, or flesh-eating bacteria. Florida has seen 27 infections and nine deaths this year alone.
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Foods To Avoid When The Government Shuts Down. In other words, these are the foods that have proven troublesome to FDA inspectors in the past.
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Chronic multitasking makes us worse at everything. Just because you're sure you can do it doesn't mean you can do it well.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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