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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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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do
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Why Restaurants Love Buffets Even More Than You Do. While you get all you can eat, they profit in several ways.

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Kate Middleton’s Postpartum Look Sums Up Our Untenable Expectations for Women. Seven hours after the prince was born, she was posing for pictures.

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When the U.S. Kept Losing Nuclear Bombs. Some are still out there, waiting to be found someday.

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Play Saturn's Rings Like a Harp. An image of the rings from the Cassini probe has been linked to harp sounds, so you can pluck them with your mouse.

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Feed the World With Bad Music: The Wacky World of Charity Singles. There have been a lot more of them than you realized.

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Mitchel Wu Has a Lot of Toys. They are the subjects of his photographs, placed in unexpected settings in odd combinations that show us another side to life as a pop culture icon toy.

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Decoding My Pup's DNA. More evidence that mutts are the best.

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How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night? The swinging doors you see in Westerns weren't up to real security.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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