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Runaway Llama

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In Florida, three police officers chased down and tased a llama who attempted to escape the caged life for presumably something better. His name is Scooter. 

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In South Korea, a team of scientists have been developing a contact lens version of Google Glass.

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A thoughtful (and simultaenously idiotic) analysis of President Skroob's complicated environmental platform in Mel Brooks's Spaceballs.

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Justin Timberlake's French toast, Lady Gaga's fingernail, and six more disgusting items sold at celebrity auctions.

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Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman says he left the band in 1991 to help unearth coins and "tons of stuff" from ancient Rome. 

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Our managing editor, Jessanne Collins, got her start at Playgirl Magazine according to her memoir, which released this week in Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.

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George Clooney almost played Mitt Romney in season four of Arrested Development.

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29 photos of gorgeous castles from around the world.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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