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Found Paintings

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Approximately one billion dollars worth of paintings from Henri MatissePablo PicassoMarc Chagall and Paul Klee were discovered in an apartment in Munich. They're currently in the German government's possession, so, sorry, no auction anytime soon.

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Twerking, your friend's amateur photography, anyone who says "YOLO" and 21 more things you never need to see on Facebook. Ever again.

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A Florida town is being terrorized by angry chickens, and the local news report is perfect.

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Two planes crashed in mid-air, but they were filled with skydivers. So nobody died.

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On this list of 50 incredibly tough books for extreme readers, it amazes me there isn't mention of Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon. Is J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion really more difficult? 

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Man eats 121 Twinkies in six minutes.

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8 rustic (but luxurious) beach escapes.

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Study shows the legal marijuana market is poised to grow faster than smartphones.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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