The Year in Weird: The 10 Most Insane News Stories of 2011. Including the prurient and tragic stories not found in our roundup.
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The worst political gaffes of 2011. Everyone makes mistakes; it's how you own up to it that reveals a lot more.
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Celebrity Gossip Is Making Us Stupid. While the news outlets cover Charlie Sheen and the Kardashians, news that affects our lives gets swept to the side.
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One of the few things that separate humans from apes is the habit of cooking our food. But Kanzi the bonobo learned to cook his own food, from lighting the match to toasting marshmallows on a stick.
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So far, orangutans don't cook, but they love their iPads. The Milwaukee Zoo is trying to get them wifi so they can network with each other.
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My Top Ten Top Ten Top Ten list. Plus several articles on why we make top ten lists. (via Metafilter)
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Back to the Who-verse features a meeting between Dr. Emmet Brown and Doctor Who. You knew those timelines would cross sooner or later.
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Jamu the 500-pound lion gets his hair and nails done. I don't recall this situation being addressed at beauty school at all.
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Two brothers add a DVD-style commentary track to their own old home movies. You can tell how the family dynamics have not changed much over the years.
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An Interview with George Musser, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory. You can finally find out what the Large Hadron Collider is supposed to do.