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A Captain Retires

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Perennial All-Star shortstop and Yankee Captain Derek Jeter took to his Facebook page yesterday to announce that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
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Paris-based graphic designer Yann Pineill made a short film that is a perfect palindrome—it works if you play it forwards or backwards.
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Don't know how to say "I love you" this Valentine's Day? Buzzfeed shows you how to say it with food.
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Jaywalking started as a propaganda campaign by the auto industry to blame walkers and not drivers for pedestrian casualties.
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More than one company decided it would be a good idea to make edible underwear. The folks at Complex think that most of them failed on the taste front.
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It has been 18 months since the last "confirmed" sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. And people are getting worried about it (her?).
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Artist Freya Jobbins has created a series of sculptural portraits out of dismembered doll parts. Click over and see at your own risk of nightmares.
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Sorry about that last link. Let's end things on an adorable note this morning with pictures of kids reading to shelter cats.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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