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Expensive Game of Thrones Weddings

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Here’s the estimated cost of every wedding on Game Of Thrones. You can’t afford most of them, and you can’t even read about them if you’re avoiding spoilers.
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If one of a married couple gets sex reassignment surgery, should that invalidate the marriage? In allowing one such couple to remain married, the Italian high court may have opened the door to same sex marriage in Italy.
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A lawsuit claims Michael Jackson didn’t sing on one of his posthumous albums. Or, more accurately, that three of the songs were recorded by an impersonator.
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NBC news anchor Brian Williams gets the edit treatment again. This time, he’s performing “Baby Got Back,” one word at a time.
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The Most Influential Garages in History. Far from being humble car storage, these are mostly known as small workshops where big things happen.
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10 of the Biggest Lies in History. Deceptions, forgeries, scams, and perjury that fooled some of the people for some short time.
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What do you do when a tranquilized bear wanders into the ocean? Wildlife biologist Adam Warwick risked his life to get the 400-pound bear back to safety.
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27 Things You Won’t Regret When You’re Older. And they’ll make you happy both now and later.
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Here’s why the question of gun control in the United States is way more complicated than either side likes to think. We are already different from other countries, and there’s no starting over.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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