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Svetlana Petrova

Classic Art with Cats

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Svetlana Petrova

These famous works of art are much better with a gigantic orange cat. Russian artist Svetlana Petrova brings art appreciation into the internet age.
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The most expensive Starbucks drink yet would be $54 if this guy hadn’t gotten it free. It took him five days to consume it.
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Say Hello to the Akron Zoo’s New Baby Snow Leopards. With the species so critically endangered, the birth of twins is a significant event.
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Behold, 22 of the funniest yearbook quotes found yet. At least some of them are real.
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The 45 Top U.S. Armed Forces Movies. With separate lists for each branch of the service, even the Coast Guard.
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Watch these ants build a gecko, starting when they put the bones together. A clever use of time-lapse video in reverse.
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The Online Oversharers Problem. Those who are most open on social media are the loneliest people in real life.
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The simplest secret to happiness you'll ever find. Implementing it may take practice, but it’s well worth the effort.
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14 of Your Dog's Wild Relatives. Most are wolves and foxes, but there are a few outliers, too.

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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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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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