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Table For One, Please. A Solo Thanksgiving

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President Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama on the night of his inauguration, Jan. 20, 2009, in Washington. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Mitt Romney talks to reporters on his campaign plane on Election Day. "I'm very proud of the campaign we've run," he said. "No campaign is perfect." Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The presidency has remained a male-only office throughout American history. Despite changing demographics and huge gains by women in other walks of life, some experts still don't see a female president on the horizon. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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Wall-E fell in love with another robot in the movie named after him. Researchers have yet to create a sentient machine, but a breakthrough could be on the horizon. John M. Heller/Getty Images hide caption

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According to recent reports from a research team led by Australian biologist Monica Gagliano, some plants such as chili peppers may be able to "hear" other plants. hide caption

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Whatever you think about the candidates, we can all agree both have been punching bags for their opponents. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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Fans wear President Obama and Mitt Romney masks at the Atlanta Braves-Miami Marlins game Sept. 25 in Atlanta. One of many quirky election year predictors is based on which candidate's likeness sells better as a Halloween mask. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Students wait in line to vote last Friday on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, a day after the swing state began in-person early voting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-Sen. Barack Obama gets makeup applied at a presidential candidate forum in Lake Forest, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2008. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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