Weekend Links: Lion Cubs Go Swimming

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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May 10, 2014 - 10:00am
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