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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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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Babies Through Windows
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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Newborn Babies Through Windows. And why we don't want the custom to die out.

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When London Bridge Moved … to Arizona? The entire stone bridge was dismantled, shipped, and rebuilt in the American desert.

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The Tom and Jerry Story. Almost 80 years later, we still enjoy the cat-and-mouse game.

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11 Geographic Markers That Are Totally Inaccurate. It could be a mistake, a matter of convenience, or the shifting earth.

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5 Sequels That Introduce Huge Plot Holes To The Originals. You'd think that someone somewhere would be in charge of making film franchises internally consistent from one movie to the next.

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Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery. We'll have to be ready for it if we're going to Mars.

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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years. In 1989, Mauro Morandi's catamaran drifted onto Budelli Island in the Mediterranean Sea, and he never left.

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14 Huge Facts About Elephant Seals. They stand out even among weird marine animals.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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