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12 Surprising Facts About Anchorman

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12 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Anchorman. Just in time, because you want to be fully informed before seeing the sequel.
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Penguins Aren’t As Dumb As You Think Because They Know How to Move Like Cars in Traffic. Now if we could only get cars in traffic to move in a logical way…
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The Naughty List: The Most Hated Pop Cultural Icons of 2013. Each with an explanation of what they did to deserve such wrath.
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Is Beyoncé's New Album Saving The Planet? Selling digital downloads first will save a lot of product, packaging, and transportation.
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7 Food Typos That Make Us Cringe. If you're guilty of any of these, you don't have to admit it -just correct it.
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A classic psychological experiment showed how young children are attached to their mothers. Recently, the same experiment showed that dogs are attached to their owners, too …but then there are cats.
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The new movie American Hustle is a fictionalized account of the Abscam sting of the late 1970s. Here's the bare bones story of what really happened.
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Two 7th graders, Olivia Maloney and Cameron Dreyer, made a short film about an eating disorder for a school project. That film, You Are Beautiful, is now gathering awards on the film festival circuit.
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4 tech tools that are disrupting the doctor's office. Our new robot overlords may streamline visits and even save lives.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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