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All About Reindeer

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Things You Didn't Know About Reindeer. Like how their pee breaks became a unit of measurement.
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Two Years After Her Death, A Wife Gave Her Husband And His Fiancée A Surprise Gift. You're gonna need two hankies to get through this one.
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21 Things For People Who Are Sick Of Christmas. An island of normalcy in a sea of sugar overload and good cheer.
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What happened when a troupe of dancing drag queens joined a Christmas parade in Alabama. Everyone either loved it or hated it -no middle ground.
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What's the best gift you can give your dog? Maymo received 210 empty bottles last year, and had the time of his life with them!
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Watch the Most Heartwarming Stories of 2013. Ten videos that will restore your faith in humanity.
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The 10 Best Saturday Night Live Skits of 2013. All have videos or links to videos.
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Guess what the most annoying word in America is. Go on and guess. I'm sure you'll agree with the answer.
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American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back. Activists want you to know that that what you see on TV doesn't represent the million Roma in America.
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The Christmas truce. It wasn't an official truce, but in 1914, British and German soldiers laid down their guns for a day and played soccer with each other.
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Jewish Christmas Traditions. Even those who reject all manner of Christmas celebration have developed traditions for Christmas Day out of sheer pragmatism.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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