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Let's Talk Like Pirates! Arr!

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Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! To get in the groove, here's How to Truly Talk Like a Pirate.
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Strap a GoPro camera to an eagle and see where he goes. You may then regret that you weren't born an eagle.
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How much do you know about mental_floss video host John Green? Read about his books, his videos, and the Nerdfighters who love him.
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The Colorado floods have damaged 18,000 homes. With utilities down, roads damaged, and sewage everywhere, some people are stranded and others are just sticking it out.
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How To Turn 6,700 Weapons Into Musical Instruments. Pedro Reyes used guns seized from drug cartels to make an orchestra.
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We saw some of Reyes' earlier works in the post Swords into Plowshares: Peaceful Weapon Recycling.
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If the trailer for World War Z told the honest truth, the title would just be Brad Pitt Zombie Movie. And that's about what it had going for it.
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Meet America's pickiest daters. Either the women of Brooklyn are holding out for a knight in shining armor, or they just aren't into online matchmaking.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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