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The Man Behind Lil Bub

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Meet the big heart behind Lil Bub. Mike Bridavsky is a humble man with limitless love for his tiny cat.
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Semone Adkins and Bubba Hunter, who both have Down syndrome, were elected homecoming queen and king at West Orange High School in Orlando. They were chosen not because the other students felt sorry for them, but because they are friends with everyone.
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A notorious Somali pirate was offered a role in a film about his life. He accepted, went to Belgium, and was promptly arrested.
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Branka Delic of Sydney, Australia, has been a Bon Jovi fan all her life. Jon Bon Jovi just happened to be in Las Vegas on the date of her wedding, so he stepped in to give the bride away.
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The Army’s $5 Billion Universal Camouflage is Already Being Replaced. It never worked well, so why did it take ten years to admit it?
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For its latest Pop Pilgrimage, the A.V. Club travels to filming locations for The Walking Dead. Some places didn't have to be changed at all to resemble a zombie apocalypse. Contains spoilers.
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Brilliant handcrafted miniature sets from popular films. Some are not so much miniature, but somewhat smaller than life-size. May contain spoilers.
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The best scene in Captain Phillips wasn't even in the script. Tom Hanks tells how it came to be. Contains spoilers.
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Six Seriously Spooky Cemetery Stories. The legends contain a little fact and a lot of fear.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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