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27 Doctor Who Quotes Full of Feels
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27 Doctor Who Quotes Full of Feels

Doctor Who, the long-running British science fiction show, has spanned

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24 New Words Added to Dictionary.com and What They Mean
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24 New Words Added to Dictionary.com and What They Mean

Dictionary.com has added hundreds of new words to its online,

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15 Unforgettable Quotes from The Princess Bride
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15 Unforgettable Quotes from The Princess Bride

The 1987 film, The Princess Bride, has become a legendary

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6 Huge Brawls from MLB Baseball Games
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6 Huge Brawls from MLB Baseball Games

Major League Baseball isn’t a contact sport, but brawls can

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14 Facts About America’s Sole Marsupial, the Opossum
Science

14 Facts About America’s Sole Marsupial, the Opossum

When you think of opossums, what do you think of?

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29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of
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29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of

A phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent

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5 Animals People Used to Think Were Something Else
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5 Animals People Used to Think Were Something Else

Over time, animals (and animal remains) have been known to

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9 Facts About Baseball Players Being Hit by Pitches
Sports

9 Facts About Baseball Players Being Hit by Pitches

Baseball is not considered a contact sport, but that doesn’t

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7 Famous Landmarks Taken Out For Amusement
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7 Famous Landmarks Taken Out For Amusement

Famous landmarks are often destroyed on camera as part of

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27 Sassy Slang Words From the 1800s
History

27 Sassy Slang Words From the 1800s

Slang words from the 1800s, namely during the Victorian Era,

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9 Nocturnal Animal Facts That Will Make You Squee
Science

9 Nocturnal Animal Facts That Will Make You Squee

Animals that snooze during the day and move around when

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5 Leaders Who Were Assassinated
History

5 Leaders Who Were Assassinated

The deliberate murder of a prominent person is termed assassination,

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6 Ancient Civilizations You Might Have Forgotten About
History

6 Ancient Civilizations You Might Have Forgotten About

We’re familiar with the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. We

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Famous Last Words: Final Sentiments of 8 Death Row Inmates
History

Famous Last Words: Final Sentiments of 8 Death Row Inmates

When a prisoner is executed, he or she is allowed

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11 Actors Who Have Appeared in both Harry Potter and Doctor Who
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11 Actors Who Have Appeared in both Harry Potter and Doctor Who

As with many British-based productions, there is overlap between some

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6 Actors Who Died on Set
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6 Actors Who Died on Set

It’s not terribly unusual for an actor or actress to

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4 Olympic Venues We Forgot About
History

4 Olympic Venues We Forgot About

When a country is chosen to host the Olympic games,

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4 Other Nuclear Disasters Besides Chernobyl
History

4 Other Nuclear Disasters Besides Chernobyl

The catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened in 1986 and remains

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28 Trending Words on Valentine’s Day
Lifestyle

28 Trending Words on Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and love is definitely in the

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25 Famous People Born on Valentine’s Day
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25 Famous People Born on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. What better way

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21 Boy Baby Names That Were Originally Used For Girls
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21 Boy Baby Names That Were Originally Used For Girls

When a name changes gender over time, it tends to

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13 Former Nations the World Has Forgotten About
Geography History

13 Former Nations the World Has Forgotten About

Kids who grew up in the 80s are familiar with

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South America’s Sima Humboldt and 5 More Amazing Sinkholes
Geography

South America’s Sima Humboldt and 5 More Amazing Sinkholes

Sinkholes are amazing when you think about it — such

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8 Awful Ways People Have Died at the Grand Canyon
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8 Awful Ways People Have Died at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, located in Arizona, is an amazing

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How the Kansas City Chiefs and 5 Other NFL Teams Got Their Names
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How the Kansas City Chiefs and 5 Other NFL Teams Got Their Names

The NFL is comprised of 32 professional football teams, each