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The World's Biggest Christmas Light Display

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The world's largest Christmas lights display makes your house look like a joke. A tasteful, energy-efficient joke.
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Baby Bats Swaddled Like Little Burritos Are Way Cuter Than You Might Expect. The little orphans are swaddled for naps at a rescue center in Australia.
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In 1985, a collection of about 200 brains from mental asylum patients was set into a closet at the University of Texas in Austin. There, they sat for over twenty years until photographer Adam Voorhes found out about them in 2011.
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A lesson about staying in line. Forget strategy -the only thing that will ever work is patience.
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New terms in the Oxford Dictionaries include duck face, lolcat, cool beans, and more. Suddenly, we’re all speaking a little more properly.
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The Horrifying Sound of an Aztec Death Whistle. A hundred of these drawing near would be enough to make you lay down and surrender -then change your pants.
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Royalty, Espionage, and Erotica: Secrets of the World's Tiniest Photographs.You may have a Stanhope lens and never even know it!
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Hitler on Ice: Did the Nazis Have a Secret Antarctic Fortress? Tracing outlandish tales back to their roots makes a great story on its own.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images
BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images

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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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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