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The Most Influential Animals

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The 15 Most Influential Animals That Ever Lived. These set the standard to which Grumpy Cat and Boo can aspire.
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31 Things No One Tells You About Becoming A Parent. That extra 15 pounds is from leftovers, not ice cream.
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A review of Frozen calls it "the Best Disney Film Since The Lion King." That's a pretty big statement to live up to.
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Ward Miles was born 14 weeks premature, at only a pound and a half. His fight for life was captured in a heartwarming video about his first year.
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10 Fascinating, Unbelievable Facts About Infomercials That You Probably Didn’t Know. Well, some you may already know, like the products are overpriced, cheap crap.
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The Ohio State University Marching Band paid tribute to the Gettysburg Address in their last show of the season. Watch impossible formations and field animations, plus the glee club and fireworks.
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They said it wouldn't last, but John and Ann Betar have been married for 81 years, the longest of any American couple. John says, "The key is to always agree with your wife."
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A fake comedy uses the trope of having to be in two places at once during Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. The Crazy Man makes the most out of a conflict that isn't even a conflict.
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Five Other Thanksgiving Holidays. Our turkey feast this week is a particularly American event, but many countries set aside a day to be thankful in one way or another.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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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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