The Cat Who Loves Peaches

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The Cat Who Loves Peaches. Ozzy doesn't eat them, he just enjoys surrounding himself with peaches.

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How Much Would You Pay for Han Solo's Jacket or Anakin's Lightsaber? More than 600 pieces of rare movie memorabilia will go up for auction in September.

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The Ultimate Rich Kids Were the Children of Famous Explorers. Check out the adventures of the heirs of Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, and Cristóbal Colón.

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Illustrated National Park Reviews. Humorously gleaned from one-star entries at TripAdvisor.

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How Europe Learned to Swim. Indoor bathing and fear of sea monsters kept them out of the water for 1500 years.

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See a 50-Foot Tall Tornado of Fire. Firefighters saw it while battling a blaze at a plastics factory in Derbyshire, England.

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The Oscars' Insulting New Award. Splitting the Best Picture award into "artistic" and "popular" categories does a disservice to all films.

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12 Olympians Who Don't Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer. Some medalists find much stranger places to store them.

Cities Where You Don’t Need AC or Heat

Downtown Mexico City at twilight
Downtown Mexico City at twilight
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Cities of the World Where You Don’t Need AC or Heat. There are 13 cities that fill the bill, and quite a few more that have rather nice temperatures.

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With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee Turns a Dull Memoir Into an Energetic Crowd-Pleaser. A movie with a message can still be exciting and even funny.

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After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen’s Polar Ship Returns to Norway. The Maud is safe, despite a century of bad luck and failed voyages.

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You Should Get Your Coffee Before Boarding Your Flight. If the flight attendants won't drink the water on a plane, neither should you.

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40 Vintage Portraits of Extremely Handsome Victorian Men With Mustaches. Many resemble one modern movie star or another.

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The Rise of Identity Condiments. How you feel about mayonnaise can signify your generational status, whether you use it or not.

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America is Terrible at Summer Vacation. About half of us will take no time off at all.

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Trebitsch Lincoln, the Nazis' Would-Be Supernatural Weapon. The double agent harnessed the wishful thinking of those around him.

Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé

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Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment

Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé. For many viewers, the 1950 film was their first look at the sausage factories that make movies.

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The Metrosexual Knights Who Defended Medieval Korea. Young aristocrats were honored to join the Hwarang Boys Academy.

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The Mysterious Pilostyles is a Plant Within a Plant. It's a rare botanical parasite that has foregone its own photosynthesis, leaves, and roots.

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The Chinese-Born Doctor Who Brought Tofu to America. Dr. Yamei Kin was the first Chinese woman to earn an American medical degree.

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17 Red Flags That First-Time House Hunters Should Watch Out For. Sure, you can change things, but it might cost more than you can afford.

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Watch this Interesting Overview of the Current State of Human Bionics. Technology and imagination are giving us prosthetics that do more than just replace limbs.

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How Norman Conquerors Changed the Holy Roman Empire and the World Forever. They are responsible for many parts of the life you know.

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8 Bizarre Facts About Hieronymous Bosch. You would expect no less from the painter of The Garden of Earthly Delights.

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