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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen's Record-setting Tweet

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres sent a Tweet that set a new record with over three million retweets. But did you catch the grammatical error in it?
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An 8-year-old found a $20 bill in the parking lot. He thought about buying a video game until he saw a soldier in the restaurant.
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California Farmers Are Using ‘Water Witches’ to Make Your Two Buck Chuck. Vineyards are getting desperate in the face of a long-running drought.
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The bleak state of American fiction. The best writers cannot afford the time needed to write stories that may never be published.
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Watch a freshly-hatched baby bird found all alone grow up with the help of humans. These 23 photos will take you from day one to the day Dumpling flew away on her own.
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This Video Of Two Dogs Sharing An Ice Cream Cone Should Have Won Every Oscar. It even has a twist ending.
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Are Britain’s Private Schools Breeding Grounds For Anorexia? Students at top schools are under pressure to be perfect in every way, which includes being thin.
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Crimea: A picturesque tourist spot you won't be visiting anytime soon. But you can enjoy some beautiful photographs of a more peaceful time.
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Bringing Science Fiction to Mardi Gras. You can thank the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.

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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 terms 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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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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