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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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