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Harry Potter's Ancestors Revealed

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Harry Potter Is the Descendent of Old Hair Gel Money. JK Rowling reveals who Harry’s ancestors were and how they became wealthy.
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The Screen’s Greatest Crime Lords. Meet 23 of the best mobsters in pop culture.
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You are now free to sing “Happy Birthday” in public. A federal judge has declared the song to be in the public domain.
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Pit Bulls In Flower Crowns Result In A Seriously Heart-Tugging Photo Series. These canine glamor portraits will make you smile.
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10 False Science Facts Everyone Knows. What’s important is to know that they are false.
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The Story of My Teeth explores the boundary between truth and fiction. What was first presented as an autobiography is now a novel.
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Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost Hollywood franchise. Imagine all the ways Disney could screw up further sequels about the old-style archaeologist.
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Massive Wartime Decoys and Camouflage Operations. Illusion played a part in winning World War II.  

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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