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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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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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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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