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Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen's Record-setting Tweet

Ellen DeGeneres
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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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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