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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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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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