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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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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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