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King of the Uglies

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The World's Five Ugliest Animals Are Actually Kind of Cute. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society has declared that the blobfish is the ugliest of all.
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The 50 Essential Films About High School. They all make us glad we don't have to live those years but once.
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The Harry Potter book series is over, but a new series of movies will be set in that world. And better still, it will be written by J.K. Rowling.
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The tune of "Blurred Lines" immediately reminded me of another song, but I couldn't put my finger on it. This mashup makes it all so clear now.
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College dorms have changed a great deal in the last 110 years. Yet in some ways, they are the same as they've ever been.
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Shhhh, I'm Squawkin' Here! A macaw knows how to shut another bird up, with a hand gesture for emphasis.
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"Jumping the shark" is a very useful term in explaining how television works. Here are ten more new metaphors we could use to explain different entertainment concepts.
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8 vintage photos of beauty queens. Once upon a time, you could win without breast augmentation or even combing your hair.
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13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky. Happy Friday the 13th, everyone!

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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