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The Mistake in Harry Potter

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J.K. Rowling has had a change of heart, and believes Hermione should have married Harry Potter instead of Ron Weasley. Maybe it’s time to write a book about divorce to fix it.
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Historical Slang We Love from the Oxford English Dictionary. Find out if you are twitterpated, tickety-boo, or just blotto.
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3 Punctuation Marks You Should Use More Often. But only if you don’t already overuse them.
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Here Are 11 Cool Ideas For Reusing Glass Jars. I do most of these, but only until canning season starts.
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60 Adorable Real Vintage Wedding Photos From The ’60s. Back when weddings were simple and dresses were stiff and scratchy.
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In case you forgot, tattoos are permanent. Here are 37 people who will one day regret that.
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Coca Cola aired an ad celebrating America’s melting pot by having people sing “America the Beautiful” in several languages. Somehow, a few people were offended by this.
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In “The Land of the Permanent Wave,” author Bud Shrake tells us what it was like to wear long hair in east Texas in the 1960s. And even worse, his wife had long hair, too.
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What not to do in a morgue. A teenager in his first job learns from his mistakes, after a rather embarrassing incident.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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