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Pop Culture Librarians

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Our Favorite Pop Culture Librarians. You honestly can't beat Conan the Librarian.
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Meet Rupee, The First Dog To Ever Climb Mount Everest. He'd never even seen snow before he accompanied Joanne Lefson to the world's highest summit.
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The Best Places in the World to See Exotic Animals. And maybe even play with them.
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Horrible dating advice from 19th century novels. Books present the world you want to be in, not the world you really live in.
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A Good Time Was Had By No One When Grumpy Cat Hung Out With Oscar The Grouch. Who wins the battle to be the more miserable of the two?
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From flagpole sitters to hippies, here are 68 captivating retro photographs of New York City.
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Finally You Can Sleep And Shower At The Same Time. Better to stay awake and enjoy every minute of lying under a horizontal shower.
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How One Therapy Dog Touched A Whole Lot Of Lives. Three-legged Kayla has enough patience for the entire nursing home.
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Lorde recorded a cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It doesn't sound like Tears for Fears; in fact it's downright scary.

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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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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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