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Hubble Turns 24

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Happy 24th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope! Thanks for all the awesome pictures.

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After last weekend's dyed-egg bonanza, it's not too soon to start planning for next Easter. After all, it could take at least a year to replicate these delicately carved eggshell sculptures.

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From suburbia to the heart of New York City, sitcom characters always seem to have suspiciously fancy digs for what some of them make in annual salary. Real-life real estate data hints that some of them might be a little over their heads in rent.

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With 196 officially recognized countries in the world, it's hard to remember most, let alone all of them. Test how many you can remember in 12 minutes, then check your missed answers against the map of countries people are LEAST likely to remember.

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Peter Jackson changed his mind about what to call the third and final Hobbit movie.

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Forrest Gump, critically acclaimed and widely loved as it is, features a pretty weird introduction. What if Wes Anderson had directed it instead?

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The plank exercise is excellent for building core strength, but it takes a different kind of strength altogether to hold one for as long as 16-year-old Gabi Ury did to set the new world record. Talk about a workout!

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Steve Jobs, famous control freak, told someone else named Steve that he wasn't allowed to be Steve, too. Apparently at Apple, there could only be one.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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