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The Best April Fools’ Pranks Ever. A few classic -and very public- stunts that some folks actually fell for.
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Five Things You Shouldn’t Do On Social Media On April Fool’s Day. You might want to just avoid posting anything at all for 24 hours.
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Gmail starts April Fools' Day with an invitation to send selfies as the background to all your gmail. Some people are disappointed that it’s not a real feature.
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Baratheon and beyond: 15 absolutely horrible child rulers. Let’s be grateful that these powerful brats are all fictional.
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15 Courses That Should Be Taught In College. In a perfect world, junior high and high school students should learn these things from their parents.
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and how it influenced The Lord of The Rings.
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New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients. But who should decide what drugs a patient gets: the doctor, the patient, the drug companies, or the FDA?
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Looking for the most economical way to go to a Major League baseball game? Much of what you spend depends on what team you root for.
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Great Moments in April Fool's Day Online. Don't fall for these again this year.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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