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Petting a Panda

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The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will let you play with and hug a panda. All it will cost you is a few hundred dollars, and the cost of a trip to China.
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Enjoy 30 funny signs that feature errors, bad translation, a wicked sense of humor, or possibly Photoshop. If I were Elwood, I'd fess up or get out of town.
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Of Miley And Men: The 15 Most Memorable Memes Of 2013. Now I'm looking for any opportunity to use the name Porkchop Snapplesauce.
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Do public intellectuals exist anymore? No, and you can blame politics and the internet for that.
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Should Birth Control Sabotage Be Considered a Crime? Maybe, but enforcing or prosecuting such a law would be almost impossible in the U.S.
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Waffles the Terrible is a 7-month old cat just learning about ice and snow. Watch him make a daring leap into internet stardom.
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The Island Nation Doomed to Disappear Within Half a Century. Rising sea levels mean the end of paradise on Kiribati.
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The 65 Most Important TV Deaths In 2013. Contains lots of spoilers if you've been putting off watching any TV this year.
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We are very, very bad at washing our hands, says science. At least in public restrooms; let's hope we do better at home.
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Where Candy Canes Come From. They might even come from your kitchen!

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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