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Monsters From Earth's Past

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13 Terrifying Monsters That Will Make You Happy You Live In 2014. Because they really existed, before humans came along.
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in March. The new Cosmos mini-series with Neil deGrasse Tyson is a can’t-miss.
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A cold case homicide detective was pulled into parade duty for Mardi Gras in New Orleans. After joining in a dance called the Wobble, he’s now an internet sensation.
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A toddler girl flawlessly conducts a church choir in Kyrgyzstan. She’s seriously into the music.
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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. Someday, when I have the time, I’ll find out if these things can make me creative.
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Can a snake swallow a crocodile? You betcha, and here are the pictures to prove it.
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25 Wes Anderson Movie Facts To Fill You With Whimsy. Not included is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which comes out Friday.
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Having a baby by a surrogate mother is increasingly being outsourced to India. Is it exploitation, or a cash cow for Indian women?
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6 secrets you can learn from the happiest people on earth. But you’ll still end up being about as happy as you want to be.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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