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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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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans. The heavens are going to put on quite a show.

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Do Audio Books Count As Reading? A visually-impaired writer shares the joy and shame of listening to books.

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Why Hobbies Make You Happy. We need to define ourselves as more than how we earn a living.

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This Optical Illusion Is Just Four Blinking Dots And It's Still Breaking Our Brains. Are they jumping up and down, moving from side to side, or spinning in a circle?

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Lucrative Lemons and Oranges in Sicily. A scholarly article traces the rise of the Mafia to the discovery that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.

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Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. The drive to be attractive sent us down some strange and desperate paths.

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Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar. Their misshapen heads act like salad tongs to seize their prey.

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Where the Mind's Eye Can't See. Exploring the very real limits of human imagination.

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