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Sir Paul and the Concert Proposal

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Paul McCartney helped a couple in Albany, New York, become engaged during his concert Saturday. It was the moment of a lifetime, for one reason or another.
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After his left leg and right foot were amputated, toddler Kayden Kinckle learns to walk again with his new prosthetics. The spirited little guy says, “I got it!”
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25 Perfect Drinking Songs for Lazy Summer Evenings. With accompanying videos for your convenience.
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If it’s possible for a five-ton animal to frolic, that’s what these elephants are doing during a rainfall. As they dance and wallow in the mud, you cannot mistake their happiness.
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Ten Actors Who Made Remarkable Physical Transformations To Star In Biopics. Some were so spot on, they gave chills to the subjects’ relatives and friends.
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is condensed into a TL;DW version of only 90 seconds. Unsurprisingly, it contains almost no spoilers.
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A guy gets nervous when he meets his girlfriend’s best friend for the first time. After all, she’s a stranger who already knows everything about him.
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Designer Babies Are Only for the Rich. Select for sex, screen out genetic diseases, and use only the embryos that won’t miscarry -for a price.
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11 brilliant household tips from my cleaning woman. May also be handy for those of us who do our own cleaning.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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