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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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