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Welcome to Sealand

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Welcome to Sealand: a Sovereign Nation. Fifty citizens call the tiny platform in the North Sea home, even if they don’t live there.
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Completely Unsolicited Advice on How to Give an Acceptable Oscar Speech. All you need to do is study Emma Thompson.
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Watch The Lowest Scoring Super Mario Bros. Speedrun Ever. That takes a special set of skills and time to learn.
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Propeller Island City Lodge is not what you would call a normal hotel. Each room is different -and some are just bizarre.
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These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It. And not always for the better.
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Can You Identify The U.S. States By Their Outlines? Why, yes I can, all 15 of them.
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This Is Why It Was So Insanely Cold Last Month. An animation shows how the polar vortex is out to get you.
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Watch Brian Williams unwittingly perform 'Rappers Delight' on The Tonight Show. The editor of this should get some kind of award.
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10 Artists Who Work in Trees. Meaning, they make artworks out of trees.

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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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