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Weekend Links: A Photobooth Mystery

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Talk about self(ie)-obsessed: One man patronized a photobooth 445 times over 30 years, and we have the pictures to prove it.

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One very skilled seamstress has made sure her daughter’s dress-up box blows every other child’s out of the water, constructing over a dozen replica Disney costumes (princesses, villains, and Mary Poppins alike) in miniature for a child who will inevitably be sad to outgrow them.

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Even in the midst of war, a group of Syrian artists have used remnants of their broken capital city to construct a multimedia work of art in Damascus that set a new Guinness World Record for largest mural.

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Disgruntled How I Met Your Mother fans will welcome the unofficial video that “fixes” the series’ widely unsatisfactory ending, allowing them to pretend that it never happened.

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Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen are acclaimed thespians, best friends, and shameless New York City tourists.

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It’s been a prolific 40 years since Stephen King published his first novel. 64 books later, how do all of his works stack up against each other?

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Identical twins may be look-alikes at birth, but not so much fifty years later.

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Yes, it's possible to open a bottle of wine with a shoe, but it's not easy. Maybe just buy a corkscrew.

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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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