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Purin the Super-Beagle is ready for World Cup Soccer! He kicks, he tends goal, and he does a pretty good handstand, too.
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RJ Mitte Wishes His TV Dad Walter White A Happy Father’s Day In This Touching Tribute. He has to dig pretty deep to find something nice to say.
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A theater stunt shocks an audience into thinking about the dangers of texting and driving. Maybe you should turn off your phone in the car and in the theater.
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Meet Milkshake, the 1,200-pound cow who thinks she's a dog. It’s actually a clever ruse to avoid becoming sirloin and Birkenstocks.
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Game Of Thrones’ effects guy has been posting gory pics of the show’s prosthetics. They are a year behind, in case you are avoiding spoilers.
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57,000 Vets are Still Waiting for VA Care. A scandal puts the Veteran’s Administration in the news, but so far nothing has changed.
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5 Things You Can Train Your Cat to Do (Really). It will take time and patience, but other people have done them.
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Watch a bolt of lightning strike a moving pickup truck. The people inside survived, but the truck is medium-rare.
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Why Brazil's youth turned against the World Cup. Income inequality and lack of educational opportunities matter more than sports.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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