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Thanks For the Pet Rock

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RIP: Gary Dahl, the great man who gave us the Pet Rock. Never forget this NSFW scene from Office Space.

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Long-extinct species may someday be brought back to life on earth and when that happens, people may point to the recent news of wooly mammoth DNA being inserted into elephant cells as a landmark step in that effort.

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After The Sound of Music and Peter PanNBC plans to ease on down, ease on down the road with its next primetime musical.

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Behold the beauty of baby spring chicks being born. It just so happens these are marshmallow chicks, though.

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Russell Crowe claims that while he never met the King of Pop, he used to get prank called by him for years.

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Amazon just introduced a new push button device called Dash, and because of the timing people aren’t sure if it’s an April Fool's Day prank.

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Intriguing Headline of the Day: How to Make Fake Snow From Clean Diapers

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For all those who love April Fool's Day, here is a site that compiles all the best gags going on around the web today.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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