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Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society via Facebook
Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society via Facebook

The Cat Candidate of Canada

Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society via Facebook
Tuxedo Party of Canada Cat Welfare Society via Facebook

Earl Grey is a cat with political ambitions- he is running for prime minister of Canada as the Tuxedo Party candidate. Unsurprisingly, his platform focuses on animal welfare policies.  
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Comic Recalls The Accidental Brewing Of The Very First Beer. Enjoy an excerpt from The Comic Book Story of Beer.
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Darkman: Sam Raimi's Twisted Superhero. The 1990 movie was a blend of action, horror, and comedy with a strangely different superhero.
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Zachary Quinto, Idris Elba and Other Star Trek Beyond Cast Members Pay Homage to Leonard Nimoy. It ties in with a charity sweepstakes that will award someone a chance to be in the next Star Trek film.
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10 Scientific Words You're Probably Using Wrong. It only takes a few minutes to learn the right way.
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Cat Hospital Is The Best Cat Soap Opera You Will See All Day. Follow the adventures of nurse Mittens and the human and feline medical staff.
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A parent's guide to dropping your kid off at college. If you’re the kid, you might want to discreetly leave this article for your parents to read.  
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The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits. Mary Toft and her 15 minutes of fame in the 18th century.  

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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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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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