For Those Who Fear The Number 13, The New Year Could Be Frightening
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Doctors used a type of MRI test to look at the blood vessels in the brain of a woman with dystextia. The test confirmed she was suffering from a stroke on the right side of her brain Archives of Neurology hide caption

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A clothing store in Ahmadabad, India, sparked controversy earlier this year, as reporter David Shaftel reports in Bloomberg Businessweek. The city tore down the store's name in October, flummoxing the owners who refused to change it. Ajit Solanki/AP hide caption

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Hitler's Hot In India
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Retired police officer Tony Lepore performs his dance routine while directing traffic in 2004 in downtown Providence, R.I. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Is That A Dancer Or A Traffic Cop? Wait, He's Both
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Doomsayers claim the French village of Bugarach, population 200, will be spared when the world supposedly ends Friday. AP hide caption

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In A French Village, Protection From The Apocalypse
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Tourists are seen in front of the "Gran Jaguar" Mayan temple at the Tikal archaeological site in Guatemala, where ceremonies will be held to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Baktun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era on December 21. Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maya Expert: The 'End Of Times' Is Our Idea, Not The Ancients'
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The U.S. Army distributed a monthly pinup calendar to GIs, which encouraged them to protect themselves from malaria-carrying mosquitoes. Cartoon by Frank Mack for the U.S. Army./Courtesy of the Images from the History of Medicine. hide caption

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How The U.S. Stopped Malaria, One Cartoon At A Time
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Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's descriptions and drawings, Lord of the Rings fan Vince Donovan built a hobbit-hole to house his collection of Middle Earth memorabilia. Emma Lee/NewsWorks hide caption

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No Orcs Allowed: Hobbit House Brings Middle-Earth To Pa.
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Routine autopsies have become less common in the U.S. But in the past century, post-mortems helped doctors discover many new diseases. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Apatosaurus (right, opposite a Diplodocus skeleton at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh), is what paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh actually found when he thought he'd discovered the Brontosaurus. Joshua Franzos/Carnegie Museum of Natural History hide caption

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Forget Extinct: The Brontosaurus Never Even Existed
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'Hey Bird, What Are You Doing With That Butt?'
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