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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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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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