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Groundhog Day Origins

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Where Did Groundhog Day Come From? The holiday has a rich history, all based on the fact that we're tired of winter.  
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The 12 Most Absurd 30 Rock Moments to help you through series withdrawal. If I had known the show was this weird, I might have watched it at least once.
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Check Out These 40 Geeky Valentine’s Day Cards You Must. Just make sure the recipient will understand the reference before you send any of these.
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Are chick-lit novels bad for your self-esteem? A study out of Virginia Tech says it depends on how the protagonist feels about herself.
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10 Musical Artists Whose Personal Lives Overshadowed Their Work. The phrase "lucky to be alive" comes up over and over -at least for those who are still alive.
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Tropical Cyclone Oswald blew through and left the Sunshine Coast of Australia covered in a blanket of sea foam. This whole area looks likes a set from a weird science fiction universe.   
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The 39 Best Things Ever Said About Love. The very best are from Katharine Hepburn and Albert Einstein.  
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8 ridiculous Vladimir Putin publicity stunts. He's no joke to the Russian people under his thumb, but to us these photogenic deeds are hilarious.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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