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Welcome To 'Night Vale' — Watch Out For The Tarantulas

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What if we're all from Mars? AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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If Life Traveled From Mars To Earth On A Rock, Who Are We?

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Call Me, Haiti? One Man's Quest To Skype Around The World

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Finns Dominate Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship

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Fantasy sports attract an estimated 36+ million players in the U.S. and Canada. istockphoto.com hide caption

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Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football

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Food writer Dan Pashman says poached pears are great in the dishwasher. We're not sure about the asparagus, but we'll let you know after the cycle finishes. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Dishwasher Cooking: Make Your Dinner While Cleaning The Plates

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Kentucky Church Allows Pooches As Parishioners

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Captain Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is said to have tucked slow-burning fuses into his beard and lit them on fire before plundering towns for gold and rum. Hulton Archive Circa/Getty Images hide caption

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A classy way to keep track of your Chardonnay. But so far, the sipping rings aren't available commercially. Courtesy of Remy Martin hide caption

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Man Survives Attack By Shark, Snake, Lightning ...

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Some scientists think new types of bird flus should arise only in chickens, not in labs. Here a worker collects poultry on a farm in Kathmandu, Nepal, where the H5N1 virus was infecting animals in October 2011. Prakas Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Curry as Pennywise in a 1990 TV adaptation of Stephen King's It. Come on, tell us you aren't just a little creeped out. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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Fear Of Clowns: Yes, It's Real

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The Cotton Candy grape looks and smells like a regular green grape. But the taste will evoke memories of the circus. Courtesy of Spencer Gray hide caption

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"So I got a ticket," bike commuter Molly Millar wrote in a tweet last week. The Vancouver cyclist had left her bike in a rack outside her office building. Molly Millar/Twitter hide caption

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