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Conan O’Brien’s show last night was entirely themed around The Walking Dead. Conan himself appeared as a zombie in the introduction.
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A Japanese TV show launched a sleeping comedian 150 feet into the air as a wake-up prank. They had to get him drunk to fall for their shenanigans.
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This Crow Is The Smartest Bird You've Ever Seen. Nevermore will you underestimate crows after you've seen this one solve a puzzle.
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How Monuments Men Went Horribly Wrong. The overbearing music directs the action more than the actors do.
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30 awesome treehouses that will make you want to live in the woods. Even if you already do.
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These Are the 7 Types of Patients That Drive Your Doctor Totally Bananas. Which one are you?
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10 Differences Between Finding Love In A Romance Novel And In Real Life. Number 11: You can buy a romance novel.
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The 5 weirdest winter sports that didn't make the Olympics. They are either too dangerous or involve horses, but people do this stuff on their own time.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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