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Pigeon Mail

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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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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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