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Weekend Links: Happy 113th Birthday to You

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There are only a few people remaining who were around prior to the turn of the century – the 20th century, that is. The supercentenarians are all at least 113 years old, and there are only five of them left.

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While some men may dally with facial hair throughout No-Shave November, certain male celebrities are nearly unrecognizable without their perennial mustaches.

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Yukia Ariga's folded tissue-paper animals come to life in this brief, lovely stop-motion video.

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While most public transportation regulars would balk at most invasions of their personal space, an odd but uplifting social experiment has proven that subway riders can be unexpectedly generous in letting a stranger drift to sleep on their shoulder.

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Don’t have exact change for the subway? Moscow stations will now accept 30 squats as adequate train fare instead.

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Google’s latest ad co-opts the history of the 1947 Pakistan-India partition to appeal to its growing Indian user base, but the video will elicit tears from viewers across the world.

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It’s only a matter of time before this French fry vending machine takes over the world.

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So much for “one nation, under God”: according to author Colin Woodard, the United States is really composed of 11 distinct nations, from Yankeedom to New France to the Far West.

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One World Trade Center is now officially the tallest building in the United States.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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