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10 Famous Musicians’ Hilarious and Surprising Ad Jingles. Worth it just to see Cinderella selling chili dogs.
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Watch a little girl and her cat sing Starship while riding a bike. There’s no point to it, but it will make you smile.
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Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience. The company’s devotion to organic food and homeopathic cures reach an almost religious level.
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9 Unsettling Meals In Literature. The authors use food as a metaphor that may make you hungry or sick.
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2CELLOS is the Croatian duo of Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser. Watch them play AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” on two cellos.
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A new bill in Arizona allows businesses to refuse service to gays. A pizzeria responded by asserting their right to refuse service to Arizona legislators.
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Tiger Cubs Saved From Suspected Smugglers In Thailand. They were found in a pickup truck, along with hundreds of lizards, turtles, and tortoises.
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9 Terrifying Urban Legends From Victorian London. People feared pigs roaming in the sewers, ghosts, mutant humans, wild animal attacks, and more.
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Netflix download speeds are increasing in every country except the U.S, where it’s slowing down. Verizon and other cable ISPs have a solution: give them more money and all will be fine.
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10 Cool Underground Hotels. As cozy as being wrapped up in a mountain.

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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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