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The words dished out to finalists in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee were no joke. Can you do as well as the contestants did?

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Controversial opinion: is Batman not as great as everyone thinks he is? Discuss. 

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Some will find this trivial, but the nitpickiest among us may feel a tiny, smug thrill that the New York Times had a typo in one of its front-page headlines. 

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Warning: this 20-minute supercut of every single time Nicolas Cage has laughed in a movie may be too much for some to handle. Proceed with caution. 

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The cast of The Wonder Years reunited, and they all seem very happy. 

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Ballet isn't for wimps, and the dancers of the Washington Ballet are here to prove it by demonstrating the most difficult moves in their repertoire. Do not try this at home.

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For such a small country, Belarus seems to have an outsize determination to recognize each of its citizens who is the "best" at something: being a policeman, being a milkmaid, or simply being a young couple in love

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Whether or not the sunrise and sunset in New Zealand really are better than everywhere else, this time-lapse video sure makes it seem that way.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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The Day the Sun Erupted
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The Day the Sun Erupted. Every 11 years or so, plasma will spew hundreds of thousands of kilometers out from the sun's surface.

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The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. The city welcomed refugees from Nazi persecution when no one else would.

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The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Watch out for the dehydrated cane syrup from a banana republic!

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The Saga of the MPR Raccoon. One wild animal in downtown St. Paul brought thousands of people together.

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The First Look At Wonder Woman 2 Sees a Surprising Hero Return. What could have been a spoiler is now the main promotional hook.

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The History of Flexi Discs. Sound recordings on the cheap alternative to vinyl were good for everything from marketing to Cold War smuggling.

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30 Iconic Performances That Were Actually Plan B (Or Plan Z). In the end, the right person got to play the role or sing the song.

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9 Alarming Facts About Coral Reef Bleaching. The cascading disaster affects all parts of the ocean's ecology.

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