With 26 seasons and counting, it's no surprise that The Simpsons has irrevocably changed the English language itself.

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Never forget all the things the Internet got angry about this year, whether righteously or not, with Slate's interactive "hate calendar." 

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Stephen Colbert left no celebrity unturned for the appropriately over-the-top, star-studded musical finale to his satirical news show.

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Following the fatal hostage situation in Sydney, Australia's central business district, well-wishers flooded the area with flowers in tribute to those who lost their lives.

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Atop a remote Slovenian mountain, the same harsh winter snow and wind that make for dangerous living conditions have left behind incredible naturally formed ice sculptures.

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When a Brazilian MasterChef competitor found herself one stuck jar lid away from losing it all, the superhero who swept in to save the day was none other than her own father.

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Some cats are stingy with their affection, it's true. The same can't be said of the ambitious kitty who spent a year traveling nearly 700 miles across France to get back to his owner's embrace.

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The most common street name in America is, naturally, "Main Street."