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The Missing Links: Doug the Pug

Rebecca OConnell

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

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The Weird Week in Review

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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

5 Questions: And Still Underage

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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

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

The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island

Julia Davis

On September 22, 1842, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel -- a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and polit