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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 Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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