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The police chief in tiny Vicco, Kentucky, is set to be the first public servant in the nation to be paid in Bitcoin. It was his request, so why not?
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Daniel Kim mashed up 68 songs from the past year to create his annual Pop Danthology video. It's more upbeat than DJ Earworm's mashup, but 2013 still wasn't the greatest year for pop music.
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The first ever Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was erected in 1931, even before the center opened to the public. It was a marvel of restraint and economy, compared to more modern decorations.
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This Is What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like In Australia. Hmm, surprisingly like a music video.
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For a Spanish class project, they made an outlandish telenovela parody, complete with melodrama, overacting, and product placement. Yeah, they got an A for it.
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Five Healthy—and Legal—Ways to Stay Awake Longer. Or you could address the reasons why you can't just take the sleep you need.
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The indignity of canine bath time. Photographer Sophie Gamand's portraits of wet dogs evoke our sympathy over their misery.
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A Bovine Gift from the Heart. It was meant to help the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks ...and it did.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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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 term 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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