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The Presidential Turkey Pardon

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The White House wants us to vote on which turkey will receive the customary presidential pardon. It brought attention to the tradition, but most everyone thinks its pretty dumb.
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You think Americans are bad at naming all the states on a map? Wait until you see how the British do on the US map!
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Michael Jordan's Chicago home is up for sale to the highest bidder. Take a look inside the 56,000 square foot house and see what you think it's worth.
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9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You. I've read enough of them to vouch for the accuracy of this list.
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8 Memorable TV Scenes That Were Improvised. Record everything, because you never know when genius may strike.
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The War on Thanksgiving. Black Friday was bad enough, but now retail workers have to give up their holiday to satisfy the race for Christmas shopping dollars.
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Friendly reminder: Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Two stories that didn't pass the smell test ended up in the mainstream media before all the facts were in.
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Out of the Ordinary Thanksgivings. Stuff happens, but when you just go with the flow, you can end up with a holiday to remember and cherish.

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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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