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The National Zoo's youngest lions have just passed their first swimming test.

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Throwing the famed first pitch of a Major League Baseball game is usually a privilege reserved for politicians and the celebrities du jour, but a recent Royals vs. Padres game was the first to have a dinosaur do the honors.

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Vladimir Putin claims that Russia has an obligation to protect Russian speakers everywhere—which is to say, of course, the contested territory of Crimea. But if international powers adopted such linguistic boundaries, the map of the world would look very different.

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The hats at this year's Kentucky Derby did not disappoint.

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Life may be the longest thing anyone does, but it's still a shock to see a simple online graphic lay out the years, months, and weeks of a single life on a computer screen.

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Mid-twentieth century automakers sometimes knew that when it came to cars, bigger wasn't always better. In comparison to today's massive SUVs, microcars of the '40s and '50s seem kitschy and downright small.

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Plenty of people are swearing off gluten these days, including those who don't necessarily have any reason to do so, but as Jimmy Kimmel's street team proved, a surprising number of those people don't quite understand what gluten even is.

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Don't count on dolphins to come through for you in the event of a shark attack.

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The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
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All The Good Dogs At the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. It's where New Yorkers take their dogs every year to show off their Halloween costumes!

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What Happened at Nikola Tesla's Secret Experimental Station? He worked on some really big ideas in Colorado Springs.

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George Lucas owes the look and feel of Star Wars to one key collaborator. Ralph McQuarrie also had a hand in many of your other favorite science fiction tales.

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The Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos. Those who travel the world in ships have souvenirs inked in their skin to show where they've been, what they have done, and their hopes for survival.

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The Minister Who Invented Camping in America. William Murray was the catalyst of many factors that led Americans to embrace the great outdoors in the 1860s.

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Ten Years of None Pizza with Left Beef. Steve Molaro gave us an icon of our modern automated world.

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7 Great Ways to Save Money During Halloween. Enjoying the holiday shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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A Brief History of Real Life Werewolves. Meet people diagnosed with clinical lycanthropy or lycomania.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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