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A man fed a stray kitten and wasn’t prepared for her response. She flirted and grabbed him and begged to be taken home, which was all recorded in pictures.
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A person who took in an abused, abandoned dog placed a Craiglist ad aimed at her former owner. The dog that was destined to be put down has a life turned 180 degrees for the better.
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Watch four goats having a great time playing King of the Hill on a flexible shed. Or maybe they’re pretending it’s a troll bridge.
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SpongeBob SquarePants built its undersea empire on nonsense and enthusiasm. And that’s why we love it so.
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Would you play Flappy Bird for 20 minutes straight if it meant getting hired? Even if it’s a good job, this kind of torture may give you clues about the work environment.
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Could Thorium Be the Energy Source That Helps Save the Planet? If it’s not profitable, the necessary research might take forever.
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How to predict the weather using your cat. It’s probably at least as reliable as the forecast on the news.
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Why aren’t bad CEOs ever punished? Reach a certain level, and you become too rich to fail.
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Paris might turn abandoned metro stations into nightclubs and theaters. They’d be sturdy, climate-controlled, and the noise won’t bother the neighbors.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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