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When water levels run high, the insects clump together and form a floating mass to survive.
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How the elusive Lemony Snicket turned some rather, well, unfortunate events into a literary juggernaut.
As in the local tradition, not the kitchen appliance.
Four decades of data show that women across the United States are waiting longer and longer to have kids.
The new show may possibly be the fastest-paced Broadway musical ever.
Despite what some cartoons and amusement park rides may have led you to believe, pirates were generally not a charming lot.
Images from the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information show what life was like during the Depression.
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