The little plastic bit on the end of your shoelace is called an aglet.
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The durable Mike Malloy. He survived six murder attempts, placing him above Rasputin in the "hard to kill" category.
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Retiring a player’s jersey number is most often reserved for all-time greats. Other times, it’s a tribute to a player whose career is cut short by illness or death.
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If you think packing for a long trip is the worst, consider being an explorer!
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Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment!
Would you inject 50 hookworms under your skin for your job? Or steam in a vomit sauna for a few hours? Hopefully we non-scientists will never have to answer questions like these.
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We promised you twenty-four '11 lists' and twenty-four '11 lists' we delivered.
Not only have the men and women of the United States Armed Forces served their country, they have also served as inspiration for the Great White Way.
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Becoming a comedic icon doesn't happen overnight. It takes years and years of hard work.
Lakers star Ron Artest made waves this summer when he announce he was changing his name to Metta World Peace.