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Passenger pigeons: coming soon to the air near you, maybe. 

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Right around World Cup season, Americans around the world start to get flack for calling the black-and-white ball sport "soccer," rather than "football" – but as with so many other confusing cultural quirks that Americans have, it's actually the British who are to blame.

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On a cynical day, it's not unreasonable for a well-intentioned, would-be environmentalist to pause before walking an extra few steps to the recycling bin, wondering if that aluminum will actually be recycled anyway. The odds say it's worth the effort

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It must have been hard to keep track of every death on the latest season of Game of Thrones, so here they are in one place: all 169 of them

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Residents of a rural area outside Bangkok witnessed an impromptu parade of thousands of ducks in the street this past week, and no one is sure why. 

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Viral music video champions OK Go are promoting their latest single with a series of optical illusions, all shot in one take, that you'll want to rewatch so many times that the song inevitably gets stuck in your head. Clever marketing, that.

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The delivery person at the door may be hiding the soul of an artist – or at least the soul of someone who can draw a pretty good dinosaur on the inside of that greasy pizza box.

Are internet users ready to leave behind funny cat videos and move on to goats doing parkour

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The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
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All The Good Dogs At the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. It's where New Yorkers take their dogs every year to show off their Halloween costumes!

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What Happened at Nikola Tesla's Secret Experimental Station? He worked on some really big ideas in Colorado Springs.

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George Lucas owes the look and feel of Star Wars to one key collaborator. Ralph McQuarrie also had a hand in many of your other favorite science fiction tales.

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The Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos. Those who travel the world in ships have souvenirs inked in their skin to show where they've been, what they have done, and their hopes for survival.

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The Minister Who Invented Camping in America. William Murray was the catalyst of many factors that led Americans to embrace the great outdoors in the 1860s.

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Ten Years of None Pizza with Left Beef. Steve Molaro gave us an icon of our modern automated world.

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7 Great Ways to Save Money During Halloween. Enjoying the holiday shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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A Brief History of Real Life Werewolves. Meet people diagnosed with clinical lycanthropy or lycomania.

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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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