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Baby Bao Bao

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The National Zoo's panda cub Bao Bao will go on public display for the first time later this month. See pictures from the Media Day event as she prepares for her big debut.
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You Know It’s Seriously Cold When…  escaped prisoners turn themselves in and polar bears can't go outside and play.
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Six Things You Can Do When It's REALLY Cold Outside. Looks like fun -except for the swimming.
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A Star Trek Fan Spent $30,000 Turning Her Basement Into The Starship Enterprise. Good luck ever getting the kids to move out now.
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14 Tips on How to Write for an Hour. Get in the habit, and those hours may become a career.
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Gorgeous Vintage Illustrations of Dickens Novels in Full Color. It's enough to make you want to read The Old Curiosity Shop all over again.
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Just another day on an Australian river tour, where everything wants to eat you. Aww, those crocodiles are just looking for a little love.
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Every movie dance scene is better with the Pointer Sisters. Watch them joyfully strung together with "The Neutron Dance."
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'Tis the season -and the weather- for turkey bowling in International Falls, Minnesota! At these temperatures, rolling a turkey down the sidewalk doesn't even make it inedible.
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How to keep warm outside: 5 science-based tips. My preferred method: stay inside.

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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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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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