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Awesome Librarians

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In celebration of National Library Week, here are 10 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome. Number 11: my daughter is determined to be one someday.
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One year after the Boston Marathon Bombing, an injured survivor tells us about her year of recovery. Headlines fade, but she is living with permanent damage.
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Explore humanity’s next step. Transhumanism may extend our lives, or turn us into monsters, or both.
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A kid asked Netflix to go to the prom with him, and Netflix said yes. They got him a James Bond tux and a car and driver from Grease.
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This flight attendant's safety announcement is actually worth listening to. One planeload of passengers gave her an ovation after they finished laughing.
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Watch a guy who’s so drunk he can’t figure out how to get over a fence. He tries every way he knows, until a little child shows him how to do it.
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How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession. They could use some help, but they still discourage others from choosing that career.
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If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do? This is particularly relevant for those who live or work in or near Washington.

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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Babies Through Windows
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Why Hospitals Started Displaying Newborn Babies Through Windows. And why we don't want the custom to die out.

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When London Bridge Moved … to Arizona? The entire stone bridge was dismantled, shipped, and rebuilt in the American desert.

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The Tom and Jerry Story. Almost 80 years later, we still enjoy the cat-and-mouse game.

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11 Geographic Markers That Are Totally Inaccurate. It could be a mistake, a matter of convenience, or the shifting earth.

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5 Sequels That Introduce Huge Plot Holes To The Originals. You'd think that someone somewhere would be in charge of making film franchises internally consistent from one movie to the next.

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Zero-G Blood and the Many Horrors of Space Surgery. We'll have to be ready for it if we're going to Mars.

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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Alone on This Island for 28 Years. In 1989, Mauro Morandi's catamaran drifted onto Budelli Island in the Mediterranean Sea, and he never left.

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14 Huge Facts About Elephant Seals. They stand out even among weird marine animals.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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