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The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

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Mandela: The Miracle Maker. Nelson Mandela said he wasn't a saint, but he had what it took to bring democracy to South Africa.
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How the world reacted to Mandela's death in newspapers and in social media.
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20 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The film has ties to almost every other movie Hollywood ever made.
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It was strange enough that the groom wore armor to the wedding. Then some really odd guests showed up to make it into a real spectacle.
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Cats can be real bullies. These cats have the household dogs terrified of crossing them.
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14 Holiday Gifts For Any Middle-earth Lover's Library. Surely the Tolkien fan in your family doesn't own all of these books already!
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The Glamourous and Scandalous Cats of Downton Tabby. Cats play all the roles in a charming set of photographs from the book Downton Tabby by Chris Kelly.
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The logic behind the world's 4 weirdest strategic reserves. It's always nice to have a spare steam locomotive in reserve in case you need to go somewhere.
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All Hail the Fail Whale! Yiying Lu's work "Lift a Dreamer" captured the hearts of Twitter users, even in their disappointment at the site.

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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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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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