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Rob Ford Celebrates Gold

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Canadians (including Rob Ford) celebrate hockey gold.

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There are currently 25 active interplanetary space missions, some of them launched as long ago as 1977. Where are they now?

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“Couple has passive-aggressive argument in restaurant” would make for a snoozefest of a short film, but sketch comedy troupe POYKPAC puts a clever twist on the premise by requiring their characters to speak only in movie titles—154 of them in a row, to be exact.

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Even when they’re trying their hardest to sell a house, homeowners and realtors still frequently succumb to the temptation of including photos that have nothing to do with real estate—say, of their cat, their nearest ice cream cart, some nice ducks, or themselves.

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The Jamaican bobsled team, those beloved Olympic underdogs, didn’t do so well in competition, but they do have a delightful new theme song, simply and appropriately called “The Bobsled Song,” with an entertaining 8-bit music video to match.

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How often does someone in the U.S. get a tattoo? How often does a bald eagle catch a fish? How often does a Sagittarius named Amelia drink a soda? According to a recent XKCD comic, probably more often than you’d think.

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Shower thoughts—those flashes of insight that only seem to come when alone and sudsy—are some of the most profound thoughts.

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There’s a lot of junk on eBay, but some careful searching has unearthed some authentic—if bizarre—movie props for sale to the savvy, film-loving bidder, including just one of Doc Ock’s tentacles from Spider-Man 2.

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Can you guess the book from its Library of Congress-designated keywords?

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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