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Where Christmas Trees Come From

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Where Do Christmas Trees Come From? It takes real skill to fill the demands of the modern tree market.
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Who brings gifts to Europe? A map shows all the different names used for Santa in Europe.
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The 12 Weirdest Stories of Christmas. Suggested reading material when you've had too much comfort and joy.
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A few simple tips to help your food last longer. If you have kids, you'll be lucky to make it last as far as dinnertime.
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Why Are We Fascinated by the Bad Art of Terrible People? Works by Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and George Zimmerman all bring big dollars for some reason.
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West Virginia Heathers: Was Skylar Neese Murdered by Her Best Friends? It's a parent's nightmare to think your own child could become such a victim -or a perpetrator.
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Conan O'Brien visited the American Girl doll store in Los Angeles. Once he buys completely into the fantasy, his doll companion becomes possessed with some sort of demon child.
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Was Johannes Gutenberg a 15th-century con man? His brilliant printing press brought him no money at all because he was always getting sued over bad investments.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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