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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

News stories that are a bit out of the ordinary.

A History of the Flying Santas Who Brought Christmas to Lighthouses

Jake Rossen

Since 1929, families at remote coastal outposts look to the skies to see Santa. (Riding a helicopter, not a sleigh.)

These Proto-Wombats Could Chomp Like Nobody’s Business

Kate Horowitz

Paleontologists say a prehistoric marsupial called "Didelphodon vorax" had the strongest bite force of any mammal that’s ever lived.

7 Christmas Movie Sequels You've Probably Never Heard Of

Rebecca Pahle

Cousin Eddie's holiday adventures didn't end with 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.'

What Does 'Ms.' Stand For?

Arika Okrent

The title was made up as a way to avoid commenting on the marital status of a woman.

Channel Your Inner Jedi With These 'Star Wars' Battle Quads

Michele Debczak

No knowledge of the Force required.

10 Must-Listen True Crime Podcasts

Courtney Iseman

They're all addicting.

Zelda's 'Ocarina of Time' Is Coming to Vinyl

Rebecca OConnell

"Lost Woods" never sounded so elegant.

11 Brilliant Gifts for Your Office Swap

Michele Debczak

Any item on this list is sure to be a winner at your holiday party.

Morning Cup of Links: Godspeed, John Glenn

Miss Cellania

We've got links to last you all weekend!

Why Deer Grow a New Set of Antlers Each Year

Kirstin Fawcett

Deer use the bony appendages to scare off romantic rivals, but once mating season ends, they don't need them anymore.

Scientists Find Feathered Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

Kate Horowitz

Paleontologists found part of a young dinosaur's fluffy tail beautifully preserved in a drop of amber.

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Missing Poodle Found Safe After 9 Years

Shaunacy Ferro

The 13-year-old dog Gigi is a little stiffer than when she went missing in 2007, but was returned in relatively good health.