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The sun and the moon aren’t the only ones who’ll be putting on a show during the upcoming solar eclipse. Millions of skywatchers will be turning up to watch this iconic celestial event in their best day-to-night-back-to-daytime looks. 

Follow these out-of-this-world eclipse fashion dos and don’ts, and you’ll be the star (or, umm, shadow?) of the show. Heber Vazquez/Pexels

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Stellar Style: Fashion Dos and Don’ts For the Solar Eclipse

Have you figured out what you’ll be wearing to the grand cosmic fashion show also known as the 2024 Solar Eclipse?

Dream a Little Dream of Beckham's Nips Fisnik Murtezi/Unsplash

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Trend it Like Beckham? Men Get Surgery for Nips Like Beck’s

Liposuction, tummy tucks, and nose jobs are some of the most popular cosmetic procedures, but now there’s a new player on the surgical football pitch: getting nipples the shape of David Beckham’s.

Marilyn Monroe in 1952. It's not possible to talk with her, because she passed away. New York Sunday News/Wikimedia Commons

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7 Exciting Chatbot Ideas Following Release of AI Marilyn Monroe

A Marilyn Monroe chatbot was recently released, in the AI world’s relentless pursuit to destroy what’s left of our humanity. Along with the virtual Marilyn, here are some other potential AI creations to occupy people’s time.

They don't know it, but this is the beginning of a life lesson. Gabe Pierce/Unsplash

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5 Places to Hide Easter Eggs That Will Make Your Kids Better People

We’re already teaching our kids that it’s okay to hunt for the offspring of egg-laying rabbits. Here’s how to also infuse some positive lessons into this Easter holiday.

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Elevating Celebrations with Cannabis-Infused Nuptials

A bold step into the landscape of legalized recreational marijuana offers couples an opportunity to celebrate their union in a truly green fashion. As Ohio’s cannabis wedding industry takes root, it will be fascinating to see how entrepreneurs handle this emerging trend.

Neil Harbisson, the world's first cyborg with the world's worst haircut. Instagram/@neilharbisson

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Fighting for Transpecies Rights, World’s First Cyborg Welcomes an AI Takeover

Neil Harbisson, the world’s first cyborg, has an antenna implanted in his skull that allows him to “hear” colors. He’s also a co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation and the Transpecies Society, advocating for the integration of technology into our lives. His pronouns are “beep/boop.”

Britney Spears - Circus POM Las Vegas February 2016 (Cropped) Kristopher Harris/CC BY 2.0

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Who said it? Britney Spears or Albert Camus?

Exploring the parallels between the life and career of pop icon Britney Spears and the existential philosophy of Albert Camus, as articulated in his seminal essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” Delving into the existential depths of both, their profound words blur the lines of fame and philosophy.

Hunter Thompson accepts defeat and declares an end to his time in politics. Freak Power: The Ballot or the Bomb

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Fear and Loathing in Pitkin County: Hunter Thompson’s Radical Run for Sheriff

In 1970, Hunter S. Thompson ran for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colorado, on an audacious platform of drug legalization and countercultural values. Despite losing, his campaign became a symbol of rebellion, challenging the status quo.

Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day 2022 Pennsylvania Anthony Quintano/Wikimedia

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Traditions and Quirks of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day, a whimsical holiday with diverse traditions, is celebrated annually in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Despite debates over the accuracy of weather predictions, it remains a beloved tradition offering a brief escape from modern life.

Name-a-Roach for Your Valentine Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society

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The Unconventional Valentine’s Romance of Bronx Zoo’s Name-a-Roach

The Bronx Zoo’s Name-a-Roach program offers an interesting Valentine’s Day gift, naming a Madagascar hissing cockroach after someone special. This quirky initiative provides a memorable present as well as supporting global wildlife conservation efforts.

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Hair Today, Harvest Tomorrow: Yogi’s “Crown of Grains”

For 40 years, an Indian ascetic has cultivated rice on his head, claiming the title of the father of rice in India. Through eccentric practices, he transforms his head into a sacred field to feed himself and his soul.

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Feathers Replace Flames in the Gävle Goat’s Christmas Conundrum

The Gävle Goat, an iconic Christmas symbol in the Swedish village known for acts of arson and vandalism on it since 1966, faces a new adversary, the hungry jackdaws drawn by a wet harvest season.

1920 Artificial Tree Website Screenshot / Hanson Auctioneers

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Humble Artificial Tree from 1920 sells for $4,000

A 31-inch Christmas tree dubbed the “humblest in the world” exceeded expectations at a recent British auction. Originally owned by eight-year-old Dorothy Grant in 1920, the tree’s remarkable journey and unexpected value are decorated with simplicity and joy.

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Yeti-like Creature Awaits a Name at the Midtown Global Market

A smiling creature at Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis awaits a name through a public contest. The winning name for the centuries-old looking, holiday-loving creature, sculpted by artist Gustavo Boada, earns the submitter a $100 market gift card.

Alastair Bush Grand Finalist Pose Facebook Screenshot / Mulletfest

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British Doctor Triumphs in Australia’s Mulletfest, Ignites Twist on ‘Ashes’ Rivalry

He grew his 30cm mullet during Covid lockdowns while serving in the British Army. After winning international category of the Australia Mulletfest, Dr. Aistair Bush plans to burn his mullet and send the ashes back to Australia, humorously referencing the Ashes cricket tradition.

Floating Flower Offerings for the Loy Krathong Festival Facebook Screenshot / Phuket 101

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Eco-Friendly Loy Krathong Celebration Shines Bright

The Loy Krathong Festival in Bangkok witnessed an eco-friendly cleanup of 640,000 krathongs. The festival also introduced a digital aspect, with virtual krathongs reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

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British Chocoholics Outraged After Opening Door 1 of Advent Calendar

Celebrations fans in Britain are devastated as they open Mars advent calendars, discovering a divisive choice behind the first door. The controversial chocolate has sparked disappointment on social media among chocoholics.

The Airing of the Grievances YouTube Screenshot / Seinfeld

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Festivus 2023: Time to Unleash Your Grievances with the Tampa Bay Times

The Tampa Bay Times is hosting the 8th Annual Airing of Grievances for Festivus, a holiday popularized by Seinfeld. People worldwide are invited to share their complaints, the most amusing will be published. Submissions are open until December 7th and wishing you all a Happy Festivus!

Pu Ziona with his family before he passed away in 2021 at the age of 76 X Screenshot / @masoodirafeeq

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Meet the 199-Member Ziona Family Living in a Remote Indian Village

Baktawng, home to the world’s largest family of 199 members, faces an uncertain future after the passing of patriarch Pu Ziona. Despite economic challenges, the family’s unity and shared responsibilities persist.

Whitby Goth Weekend 2023 Instagram Screenshot / abziharding

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Gothic Transformation: The Bi-Annual Phenomenon of Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby, in England, undergoes a gothic transformation twice a year, as it hosts the Whitby Goth Weekend, an event that originated in 1994. The festival, drawing thousands worldwide with its unique mix of culture, community, and goth rock music, has maintained its grassroots ethos and remains inclusive despite its growth.

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Cows Trample Over Locals in an Intriguing Diwali Tradition

Bhidavad village in Madhya Pradesh celebrates post-Diwali with a unique tradition—devotees willingly lie in the path of cows, believing it fulfills wishes. This bizarre yet injury-free spectacle has become Bhidavad’s claim to fame, drawing curious onlookers annually.