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A man ran 415 circles around a roundabout, a 36-mile ultramarathon

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Illustration of DART, from behind the NEXT–C ion engine NASA/Johns Hopkins APL hide caption

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Swear words across languages may have more in common than previously thought

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A cosplayer dressed as the Green Goblin poses for a photograph on arrival to attend the MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL exhibition center in London on Oct. 28. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How 'goblin mode' became Oxford's word of the year

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'Ronnabyte' and 'Quettabyte' are the new terms to describe large amounts of data

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Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams and Raul Julia as Gomez Addams in Addams Family Values. Paramount Pictures/Cinematic Collection/Alamy Stock Photo hide caption

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In an experiment conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, bees could make their way through an unobstructed path to a feeding area or opt for a detour into a chamber with wooden balls (toys). Many took the detour. Odd Andersen/Associated Press hide caption

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Barred owls are known to be aggressive and territorial. A barred owl similar to this one recently attacked a Washington state woman — twice. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An owl twice attacked a Washington woman. A biologist says it's becoming more common

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A historic building flooded during a hurricane, so the owner made it a haunted house

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