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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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