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Home Run: 10 Highest-Paid Baseball Players of 2012

"Professional baseball is on the wane," said Albert Spalding, co-founder of the sporting equipment company of his namesake. "Salaries must come down, or the interest of the public must be increased in some way." That was in 1881, only 12 years after the first pro team was founded, but it could just as easily be heard today on any sports talk radio station across the country. Though it may seem like baseball salaries are detached from the real world -- this year's minimum salary is $480,000 -- America's pastime is firmly entrenched in American supply and demand. Baseball's top eight years in attendance have all come in the last eight seasons. With an average ticket price of $27 and enormous cable and TV deals, it's easier to see how this multibillion-dollar industry results in an average player salary of nearly $3.1 million -- including those whopping contracts.

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9 Celebrity Biopics

Conan has got some new biopics that you probably won't see at a theater near you. The following comedy skit is hilarious. Conan’s staff came up with new fake biopics, which are movie biographies. They made up posters and movie titles for these “New Celebrity Biopics.” This comedy video aired on October 1, 2012.

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The World's Ten Most Expensive Burgers… And Eight Of Them Are American

For a classic recipe that started life as just a handful of key ingredients, the humble hamburger has certainly come a long way from its fast food origins. The basic patty of ground meat sandwiched between a sliced bread roll has evolved into a full-on gourmet affair. These are the 10 most expensive burgers in the world; culinary works of gastronomic excellence with an astronomical price tag to match.

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15 8-bit Horror Games You'll Want To Play With The Lights On

Ah, October: the leaves are turning colors, there is a chill in the air and every now and again you get the feeling that there's someone staring at you from just beyond your field of view. Isn't it charming? Once a year we are given carte blanche to commune with the dead, to cast spells and to become the evil that we otherwise fear in the world. We let the fear in, let it dance around in our heads and give us nightmares. This year, we're digging up a few buried horrors for you, and we've called upon the spirit of the NES to conjure up some newer scares as well. From the sublimely terrifying to the ridiculous, here are 15 games full of 8-bit scares to fill your Octoberween. Click through the links to get in the spirit and play, purchase or download each of these retro scare-fests.

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9 Essential DIY Pumpkin-Carving Hacks

Break out the cookie cutters and a power drill. This year, that Jack-O-Lantern is gonna look fly. For starters, cut the top for easier scraping, This also makes it easier to put a candle inside.

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10 Species Named After Famous People

Within the space of a few days, a bloodsucking crustacean parasite has been named after reggae legend Bob Marley, and a genus of tropical fish has been given the name of British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. What is going on here? An estimated 17,000 to 24,000 animal species are identified every year, says Dr Ellinor Michel of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, at London's Natural History Museum - a few mammals, hundreds of amphibians and many thousands of insects and other invertebrates.

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Top 10 Movies That Took Forever To Make

In an era where a person like Nickelodeon’s Fred can make about $100,000 a year, thanks to videos that take longer to upload than they do to actually make, it seems positively quaint how, not so long ago, single movies would absorb years of people’s lives to make. Sometimes the result would seem worth it but, oftentimes it would not. Luckily for you, the longest of these movies would only involve two hours of your time.

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9 Intriguing Excerpts From Old FBI Files

Under J. Edgar Hoover, everybody who was anybody had an FBI file. Here are some interesting things we found while poking around their archives.

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9 Of The Least Happy Places On Earth

It's true that a lot of personal happiness comes from within, but there are some places that can break the will of even the happiest person. Let's thank our lucky stars we aren't in them with a list of those very places. What's your least favorite place on the planet?

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12 Interchangeable Celebrities You Probably Get Confused

The older, more jaded generations have always complained that modern pop culture is too homogenous: All your starlets look the same, all your music sounds alike, all your movies share the same plots. For the most part, that's bullshit, but every once in a while some intriguing evidence surfaces that indicates there actually might be a celebrity factory out there somewhere, just stamping Zooey Deschanel's face onto a porn star's body and giving us soulless clone armies of Katy Perrys. I'm not saying the following people all look perfectly alike; I'm saying that there's a strange, indefinable aura of familiarity surrounding everything they do. There's a weird kind of sameness about each of these people that leads you to believe they really might be just some cheap palette-swapped version of another celebrity.

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