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Are these really the 10 funniest movies of all time?

Who doesn't love a list that claims to be definitive, but which has clearly put together by an arbitrary set of people who've based it on their own tastes and opinions?<p>This week the good people of Reddit have been offering their suggestions of the funniest films they've ever seen.<p>Below is a …

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Archaeologists Discover Skeleton of Ancient Stoner Wrapped in Weed

Some people choose to be buried with objects that are emblematic of what they cared for in life. In the case of a 2,400-year-old skeleton recently …

The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies — While Alive

The Japanese climate is not exactly conducive to mummification. There are no peat bogs, no arid deserts, and no alpine peaks perennially encased in ice. The summers are hot and humid. Yet somehow a group of Buddhist monks from the Shingon sect discovered a way to mummify themselves through rigorous …

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Why 'the Child is Father of the Man'

I was sitting with my nephew the other day... Now, like all kids, he can be very talkative, and this one's constantly cracking jokes and playing …

‘The Falling Man’ Photographer Talks About His Haunting 9/11 Photo

In the moments after the September 11, 2001, attacks, Associated Press photojournalist Richard Drew shot a haunting photo of a man falling from the …

Arizona’s governor asked voters to fact-check whether pot is safer than alcohol. So we did.

Arizona is one of five states with marijuana legalization on the ballot this fall, and the state's Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is not happy about it.<p>Ducey urged voters last week to reject legalization, saying it would exacerbate the state's existing opioid problem.<p>"If we want to expand this …

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One Artist Turned Abandoned Theaters into Apocalyptic Visions

Paramount Theater, Newark, 2015<br>Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco<p>1 of 10<p>What happens when you capture a whole movie in a …

Trevor Noah totally rips apart Matt Lauer over his presidential forum: 'He was terrible'

"Did you know during World War II, on multiple occasions, kamikaze planes crashed into the Intrepid, and last night, Matt Lauer continued that tradition?" the host said on Thursday's episode of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." "Because I don't know what the f--- he was doing, and neither did …

A 200 square metre house for R745,000

Today, we are going to travel to Russia and watch a home design come alive right from the planning stages.<p>Design professionals, <i>HQ Design House</i>, have …

5 Japanese gardens you'll want to explore

Japanese gardens are synonymous with a minimalist and refined aesthetic. Traditional gardens were often designed for recreation and pleasure, while …

Landscaping

Bethesda Says It's Sony's Fault 'Fallout 4' and 'Skyrim' Mods Won't Come to PlayStation 4

Sadly, Sony and games publisher Bethesda have unexpectedly come to loggerheads over a long anticipated PlayStation 4 feature. Mods, arguably the …

Congress approves bill to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia

The House has approved a bipartisan bill that would allow families of September 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia.<p>9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton<p>Read more<p>The measure was approved by voice vote on Friday.<p>Passage of the legislation puts Congress on a collision …

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Gamescom: 'Virtual reality is only an interim solution'

Virtual Reality is THE hot topic at the computer games fare Gamescom in Cologne. Special glasses are seen everywhere on the fairgrounds. But they are …

Photos in Oahu show 'real Hawaii' beyond tourist spots | CNN Travel

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This cartoon illustrates the impossible choice facing Syria's children

<i>Editor's Note: This story contains images that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.</i><p>As Syria's civil war drags on into its fifth year, families are faced with an impossible choice — stay and brave the bombs and artillery raining down on Syria's cities, or leave and take the …

How Two Plants Combine To Form The Powerful Drug Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca has been used in shaman and healing rituals for centuries, specifically in areas near the Amazon river basin, but it’s seeing a surge in …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …

Bahari: Selena Gomez's tour openers talk Revival tour

In just a few short years, SoCal trio Bahari has gone from a group of total strangers to opening for Selena Gomez on their first full-fledged …

Death In This Land Is Liberating

My photographies are like screenshots from beautiful but cruel fairy tales. Their narrations are not straight. Images that appear are more like …

Just another weed? Pot plant discovered growing in Burnaby park

A single, healthy looking, albeit illegal pot plant appears to be thriving in Burnaby's Meadowood Park, just a few steps off a walking trail.<p>CBC News …

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How to Work Smarter and Stay Focused at Home

The remote working revolution is in full swing, with 23% of workers working remotely, and there are no signs that this is going to enter a period of …

The Orlando mass shooter has been buried, and some people are outraged about the location

Omar Mateen was interred at the Muslim Cemetery of South Florida outside Miami, several news outlets including the Orlando Sentinel reported.<p>Mateen was fatally shot by the police during the massacre at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people earlier this month.<p>The grave is unmarked, and media outlets …

Disney sues over Chinese cartoon 'strikingly similar' to Cars hit

<b>A week after Shanghai Disney opened its doors, China has become embroiled in a high-profile copyright court case with the children's entertainment giant over the striking similarities of a cartoon.</b><p>Disney subsidiaries Disney Enterprises Inc. and Pixar are suing Chinese companies G-Point, PPTV and …

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The Peculiar Sadness of Going to a Music Festival Alone: A Photo Essay | Thump

I've never been good at making commitments. I can hardly finish a novel, let alone agree to attend a five-day music festival in a foreign country. But after spending a non-refundable $619.22 for six nights at a hotel approximately 0.6 miles away from the entrance to Barcelona's Primavera Sound …

In deadly heat, Southwest takes steps to keep visitors safe

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Last year, a French couple died while trying to make sure their young son had enough water on a broiling summertime outing in a New Mexico national park.<p>Over the weekend, two Germans visiting Tucson for a conference succumbed to the record-breaking heat after taking a hike.<p>Amid …

Businesses could pose conflicts of interest for a President Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump opened a new hotel in Washington Tuesday, the latest addition to a vast business empire that the real estate mogul rode to the Republican nomination.<p>The property's debut highlights the unprecedented prospect of a presidency riddled with conflicts of interest for a world-famous …

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Zoos are the problem, not the solution to animal conservation

In the past month the deaths of animals in captivity have highlighted continuing concerns around conservation. Zoos are entertainment, and while they …

German cinema attacker takes hostages before being killed by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A masked gunman stormed a German cinema Thursday afternoon, taking hostages before he was killed by police, officials said.<p>The rifle-wielding man entered the cinema in Viernheim, near Frankfurt in western Germany, shortly before 3 p.m. local time, Hesse Interior Minister Peter Beuth …

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