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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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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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