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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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