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The Vote in Scotland

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The Blue-Blooded Octopus

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Brain Game

It's Good!

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Interview: "The Knick" Creators Jack Amiel and Michael Begler

Chris Higgins

Set in 1900, "The Knick" follows life and death in a New York hospital. Oh yeah, and the main character is a surgeon who happens to be addicted to cocaine.

Preserving Lonesome George

Erin McCarthy

After his death, the last Pinta Island Tortoise was preserved by taxidermists and is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History.

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Jason English

If you like mental_floss and/or Pinterest, you might like this.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

12 British Legal Terms Explained

Judith B Herman

Although English courtroom dramas keep American fans riveted, some legal terms can be a bit of a muddle, leaving statesiders confused.

What's the Best Interview Question You've Been Asked?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

9 Female Pirates You Should Know

Kristy Puchko

Did Pirates Really Make People Walk the Plank?

Mark Mancini

27 Actors Who Started Out on 'ER'

Jennifer M Wood

Plenty of now-famous faces appeared on ER in minor roles.

12 Movies That Were Shot, But Never Finished

Rudie Obias

5 Brilliant Stop-Motion Animated Films By PES

Chris Higgins

How to Celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: The More You Know

Colin Patrick

16 Cryptids That Might (Or Might Not) Exist

Paul Anthony Jones

Practically every country and corner of the globe has its own legendary monster or mystery creature that supposedly dwells there, from giant bats in Java to enormous water hounds in Ireland.

These Monkeys Use Scientists as “Human Shields”

Matt Soniak

South Africa’s samango monkeys live on what ecologists call a “vertical axis of fear.” They live and eat in trees, and if they climb too high looking for food, they’re liable to get attacked and eaten

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