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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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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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