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Earlier today the National Zoo asked for help locating Rusty, a red panda who'd gone missing. "If you do see Rusty," the Zoo tweeted, "don’t try to approach him. Stay where you can safely keep an eye on him and alert the Zoo (202.633.4888) immediately." As we wait for good news on Rusty, check out these stories of other animals who made a break for it.... READ ON
Lots of wildly successful celebrities have had some strange jobs before hitting it big.... READ ON
You procrastinated on buying your dad a Father’s Day gift, and now you’re scrambling. Whiskey to the rescue! ... READ ON
You never know what hidden talents your teachers might have. Just look at all of these famous former teachers.... READ ON
Having cancer is really boring. Don’t get me wrong; it’s also terrifying, stressful, and exhausting. But a lot of the time, it’s just mind-numbingly boring. When I got diagnosed a few months ago, I figured I was in for some sort of spaghetti Western shootout with my rogue cells. In practice, fighting cancer mostly consists of sitting around. You sit and wait for doctor’s appointments. You sit and wait for your chemotherapy drugs to get mixed up. Then you sit in a recliner and receive the chemo. In... READ ON
The English version of Wikipedia features over 4.1 million entries. If my calculations are correct, I’ve read most of them. While the encyclopedia is a terrific repository of knowledge—particularly if you don’t mind doing a little fact checking on your own—it really shines as a source of collaboratively edited prose. So without further ado, here are the 12 finest sentences in the English Wikipedia.... READ ON
Legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck passed away this morning in Connecticut, one day short of his 92nd birthday. Here are five things you might not have known about the Kennedy Center Honoree, jazz standards composer, and leader of the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
1. His College Degree Came With a Catch
Brubeck enrolled at what's now University of the Pacific in 1938 with plans to study veterinary medicine. He eventually switched his major to music, though, and he tore through his classes until he had to... READ ON
Neuticles are synthetic testicles for neutered pets. The tagline: "It's like nothing ever changed."