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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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