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On the Set of Star Wars VII

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Want to see 25 leaked photos from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? It’s either the genuine movie set, or a bunch of folks are about to have the world’s largest pig roast.
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See What It Feels Like to Ride the World’s Tallest Water Slide. Not that anyone’s done it -they sent a sandbag with a camera attached down for a test.
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Stunning Photos Of Tropical Sea Creatures Will Make You Rethink How You Feel About Slugs. Nudibranchs bring their own style and a great dose of color to the sea floor.
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25 Amazing Cocktails To Help You Celebrate The 4th Of July. Patriotic colors and lots of ice will take you far.
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As we approach 2015, how close are we to the future imagined in Back to the Future II? You may be surprised at how prescient that was!
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Painkiller Overdoses Kill More Than One American Every Hour. Prescription opioids are responsible for way more deaths than heroin or cocaine.
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Eleven books you should read in July. A few suggestions to class up your beach reading.
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July. Because it’s too hot to go outside anyway.
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Summer movie guide: All the films you should see in July. Or else jot them down to enjoy in the privacy of your home in November.

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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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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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