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15 Baby Animals That Are Definitely Not Cute

It’s springtime! The “Bambi” theme plays as baby animals everywhere learn how to walk on their tiny adorable legs. Wait. Aren’t most baby animals blind, hairless monsters? Yes. Yes they are. This one is unnerving because of its vaguely human-like eyes. Like a human fetus mixed with some dog genes.

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The 10 Most Expensive Cars Auctioned In 2012

With no more auctions scheduled for 2012, we're safe in looking at the top 10 sales of cars at public auction from 2012. I understand that talking about extremely expensive cars will always generate extreme controversy among some audiences. Personally, I am less and less upset about the notion. Instead of getting upset about high prices, think about celebrating the fact that great cars are being more widely recognized as being worth a lot. I'm sorry if you can no longer afford a 250 Testa Rossa, but for the rest of us, what's happening in the seven-figure market has no bearing on Mazda RX7 and Dodge Dart prices. I'm not shopping for 540Ks any more than I'm shopping for Cézannes. I just hope whoever does buy them does the right thing and lets the rest of us see them. Someone has to buy them – the cost isn't an issue; it's failing to recognize that a great work of art, regardless of medium, belongs to the world. You are not an owner but a caretaker and your primary duty is not to satisfy your own sense of self-importance, but to honor the object.

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10 Songs Bill Nye Made Educational

Bill Nye may have graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, but it wouldn't be too surprising if the Science Guy picked up a minor in parody songwriting along the way. For all but four episodes of his five-year stint on PBS, Nye capped off his show with a music video spoofing a pop song with an educational spin. With the 20th anniversary of his show (September 10) just in the rear-view mirror, here are 10 of fictional Not That Bad Records' greatest hits from the not-actually-real album "Soundtrack of Science."

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6 Spooky 3-D Images On Garage Doors That Will Give Revellers The Creeps

It's a garage makeover more than likely to frighten off unwanted attention from trick or treaters. An inventive artist has created a Halloween-inspired collection of garage covers, including designs of the grim reaper and Dracula's gothic den. The amazing 3-D images by Thomas Sassenbach give the impression that all manner of spooky spectacles have taken residence in their owner's garage next to the usual discarded paint cans and DIY equipment. One of the creations gives the illusion of a giant pumpkin lurking under the garage shutters, while another tricks passers-by into thinking an eerie ghost is guarding the space for the owner's family vehicle. Another design is guaranteed to ward off unwanted attention from garage thieves or trick or treaters, as it shows a terrifying image of the grim reaper armed with a giant scythe inside the garage.

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6 Miracle Babies Who Beat The Odds

Heart attacks at 3-weeks-old. Dramatically infertile parents. Extreme pre-natal trauma. Some babies have a harder time than others making it into this world. They say every baby is a miracle. Some, however, face unusually long odds, from difficult pregnancies to harrowing births. Others had to defy the basic rules of science and medicine to be conceived at all. Here, six recent miracle babies whose stories made headlines.

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The 20 Best Nicknames in the Big Mafia Bust

News came down this morning about the FBI's largest organized crime bust in New York history, in which raids resulted in the arrest of over 100 alleged mobsters from all five crime families including the Gambinos, Genoveses, Luccheses, Bonannos and Colombos. Charges run the gamut from murder to gambling and the ol' standby, racketeering, and now WNYC has the full list of indictments. Digitally thumbing through the documents, two things are initially clear: this thing is huge (16 indictments in all) and none of them share my last name. The other thing that jumps out is that these dudes have great nicknames.

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21 Banks And Credit Unions That Accept Remote Check Deposits

Why trek to local bank to deposit a check when you can slap it on a scanner or use your smartphone's camera to upload it directly to your bank? Even though it still scares most of the bigger banks, remote deposit checking represents the future of consumer banking. Inside, a list of twenty-one credit unions and banks that are ready to save you a trip to the bank and the hassle of deposit slips.

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Debunking the Top 10 Energy Myths

The road to clean energy is full of enticing opportunities—and perilous pitfalls. Picking the best path requires avoiding both starry-eyed hype and cynical fatalism. In this special report, PM debunks 10 of the most pernicious myths that could derail our progress.

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The 8 Least Expensive Places To Live in the U.S.

In tough times, it may be worth shopping around for the lowest prices. Real personal income gains have remained low during the recovery period, millions of Americans are still out of work, and the cost of living is edging ever upward. Inflation, as measured by the consumer price or personal consumption expenditures index, is typically the primary gauge that people use to determine if prices are increasing. However, a national average masks region price differences within the U.S. that can be staggering. We already showed the most expensive places to live in the U.S. based on research conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and now, here are the least expensive.

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The 9 Most Expensive Junk Foods

Found at Serendipity 3 in Manhattan, “Le Burger Extravagant” isn’t your typical hamburger. The bun—a campagna roll – is dusted with gold specs, spread with white truffle butter, and topped with blini, crème fraiche and caviar from Quzhou, China. Inside the bun, you’ll find Japanese Wagyu beef that’s infused with 10-herb white truffle butter and topped with black truffles, fried quail egg, and James Montgomery cheddar cheese from England that’s been cave-aged for 18 months. Oh, and it’s all held together by a solid-gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick – to pick those gold specs out of your teeth.

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6 Volcanoes That Could Shut Down The World

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull caused billions of dollars in economic damage, and left millions of travelers stranded. But on the Volcanic Explosivity Index — volcanologists' tool for rating the severity of an eruption — the event rated only a two out of a possible eight. More severe eruptions cause "death and destruction" on a planetary basis, points out Simon Winchester in The Guardian. "They can darken skies and cause devastating changes in the weather. They can and do bring about the abrupt end to the existence of entire populations of animals and people" — not to mention economic damages that could run into the trillions.

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10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2011

24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a report of brands that are likely to disappear in the near-term. Last April, and again in December, we published our findings. Usually, it would take a full year before such a list could be compiled again. However, the current economic climate has accelerated this process and a majority of the brands on the first two lists are either gone, have been acquired, or have filed for bankruptcy. Last April, 24/7 Wall St. identified twelve brands that our analysis showed would disappear, including Saturn, Borders, Palm, AIG and Eddie Bauer. We also accurately identified brands that would disappear in our December list. With a number of the brands on the December list either gone or on a short-term path to extinction, 24/7 Wall St. has put together the latest version of the Ten Brands that Will Disappear. To qualify, we expect that brand to be gone by the end of 2011, or for its parent to be sold or go into Chapter 11.

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