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A Die Hard Christmas

Internet users often cite Die Hard as the best Christmas movie because it's different from other seasonal offerings. It serves as a palate cleanser between heartwarming films with a message.
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Australia As Seen By Americans = The Most Dangerous Nation On Earth. Hey, at least we can find Australia on a map, which is better than we do with European or African countries.
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This Race Between a Parrot and a Dog Is The Most Important Sporting Event You’ll See All Week. Slow and steady vs. physically superior -who will win in the end?
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20 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Home Alone. Use them to impress your kids when you watch it again on TV this Christmas season.
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A South African diving crew went to retrieve bodies from a sunken tugboat three days after it capsized. Skip ahead five minutes into the video to see a diver find a survivor in an air pocket!
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Thanks for Nothing: The Story of Zero. It was hard enough to discover, and even harder to get people to use it.
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Sometimes you just gotta dance. This dog in Kazakhstan heard his favorite song and the muse took over.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Adderall. College students use it to stay awake studying for exams or to get more partying time in.
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The tricky science of trying to tickle yourself. You can't do it -and here's why.
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4 Classic Battles Between Man (or Horse) and Machine. Machines are doing pretty good.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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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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