What did you do on New Year's Eve? Maybe you can relate to one of these true stories.
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Darfur has gone from genocide to a not-quite-peaceful stalemate, but no one knows which way to go from this point. There is no peace agreement for peacekeepers to enforce, and refugees no longer want to go home. (via Metafilter)
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I guess I don't need to see Avatar since someone's already gone and put the plot on the internet. Oh, wait, no, that's Pocahontas (or are they the same)!
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Which is the world's hardest language? !Xóõ, a language from Botswana, causes a lump to grow in a speaker's larynx, but that's just one example of the world's linguistic complexities. (via Neatorama)
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A dog dances the merengue! Dancing with the Stars should book her as a contestant -or even as a pro!
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Austin Kleon makes poetry from a page of a newspaper. He just blacks out all the words he doesn't need. (via Nag on the Lake)
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10 Trailblazing Scientists About to Change Your Future. And ready to inspire the next generation of thinkers, as well!