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The 11 Funniest Fish on the Web. Each photograph is just begging for a caption.
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On March 10, the first annual Symmys will be awarded for the best palindromes of 2012. Ten finalists in each of four categories are competing under the eye of linguists, palindromists, and celebrity judges like Weird Al Yankovic.
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Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday in the United States. As always, some people are against the whole idea of changing clocks. 
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The death of the American pun. It’s been replaced by hideous portmanteaus such as chillax, mansplaining, and bridezilla.
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The Year’s 21 Television Pilots Most Likely To Get A Greenlight. Familiar names seem more important than the concepts at this stage.
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The Sesame Street YouTube channel has reached their goal of a billion views. To celebrate the occasion, here's a new video featuring The Count.
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David Cameron’s Ambitious Plan To End Female Genital Mutilation. The British Prime Minister is set to announce a £35 million initiative to fight the practice globally. 
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The Horror Of A Female Driven Society (according to Silver Age comics). How awful that they start acting like men!
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How the wrong definition of 'literally' snuck into the dictionary. Etymologists have apparently thrown in the towel (but not literally) to the common modern usage.  

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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