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A Die Hard Christmas

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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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