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Svetlana Petrova
Svetlana Petrova

Classic Art with Cats

Svetlana Petrova
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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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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