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Pope Francis' First Year

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The 10 Most Awesomely Un-Pope-Like Moments From The Pope’s First Year On The Job. He’s made an impression on Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
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Planning your outfit for St. Patrick's Day? Here are 13 Ways For Goths To Wear Green.
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A hippopotamus steps in and saves a wildebeest from a crocodile attack. Who gnu that a hippo could be so helpful?
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You Loved the ‘First Kiss’ Video Because You Were Told to Love It. A deconstruction of an instant viral hit.
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9 Facts You Need To Know If You Love Game Of Thrones. Let’s make sure we’re all on the same page when the new season begins April 6th.
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Science confirms that the 5-second rule is valid. Food dropped on the carpet may be edible, but Mom won’t like it.
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Hatebeak is a black metal band that has an African grey parrot for a singer. They have three singles but do not play live, because parrots don’t do that.
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Officials in Hawaii are looking for a humpback whale spotted dragging a line of red buoys. If he can be found, they’ll try to disentangle him from fishing lines.
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Here's definitive proof that you should pick a #1 seed to win your March Madness bracket. Forget trying to fill out a totally perfect bracket, though.
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It’s been a year since the Papal Conclave sent up a smoke signal to announce the selection of Pope Francis. How did they make the Pope smoke? Peer pressure.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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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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