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Peacock for Dinner

Before the Turkey, There Was the Peacock. European harvest feasts had their own big, colorful, tasty bird.
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The Transfermium Wars. It's Dubna vs. Berkeley in the science lab version of the Cold War.
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These guys traveled all the way to Switzerland to throw basketballs. But it paid off when they landed a basket from 493 feet up and set a world record.
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“It smelled like death”: An oral history of the Double Dare obstacle course. It had nothing to do with the game, but kids loved the mess it made.
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Family Thanksgiving with Giada De Laurentiis. She has the secret solution for having to listen to family squabbles.
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What Is the World's Weirdest Language? Maybe it's Pirahã, which can be can be spoken, whistled, or sung.
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5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane. Please don't bring the flu home to the family.
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10 Things That Have Deflated the Macy's Parade. In its almost-a century history, the parade has seen some major mishaps.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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