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Meet Obie, The Dachshund That Lost 54 Pounds! The formerly-obese pup is one third the dog he used to be.
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Two guys commentate a glitch-plagued UFC game to perfection. Game glitches are comedy gold!
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The 10 Greatest Fictional School Principals. These long-suffering professionals are almost always buffoons in movies and TV.
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6 Books That Tell The Villains' Sides Of The Story. Each have their own rationalizations and/or excuses.
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Operation Mincemeat was a elaborately engineered plan to deceive the Axis about the Allied Mediterranean invasion. You won’t believe the lengths the British went to in order to make it work.
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A new CDC study says ten percent of Americans who die between the ages of 20 and 64 can be traced to excessive drinking. And you don’t even have to drink to be one of the statistics.
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1 In 10 U.S. Beaches Are So Polluted They're Not Safe For Swimming. The Great Lakes beaches are the worst offenders.
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10 Ways Television Has Changed the Way We Talk.
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Enlightened Neurons: Can Meditation Beef Up Brain Regions? Research shows physical changes in the brain after meditation training.
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13 ways to make your ice cream even more delicious. Try theses recipes as an excuse to go get another gallon of vanilla.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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