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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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