A shark warning is displayed near Gracetown, Western Australia, in November. An Australian man was killed by a shark near the area that month, sparking a catch-and-kill order. Rebecca Le May/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Each bottle of Champagne contains around 50 million bubbles. But will any of them accelerate the inebriation process? Victor Bezrukov/Flickr.com hide caption

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Ready for a blowout: Blasting the duck with the dryer before roasting dehydrates the flesh so the skin gets firm and crispy. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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