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How Does One Become A Knight?

Here are the answers to some of your most pressing knighthood-related questions.

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Most Underrated and Overrated Trader Joe's Products - Thrillist

To help you only fill up your cart with the best of what TJ's has to offer, we spoke to superfans and chefs who shop the aisles on the re...

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Why Are There Faux Stone Retaining Walls Along One Bit of the 405? - Los Angeles Magazine

The freeway gets fancy

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27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

A survey of more than 30,000 people, turned into a series of maps, showcase the linguistic quirks that make American English such a fascinating dialect.

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Disney's Hall of Presidents Unveils Trump and It's... Uhhhh (Video)

Walt Disney World unveiled its animatronic Donald Trump for its "Hall of Presidents" attraction, and the reaction has not been pretty

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In Alaska, pricey internet and nostalgia keep video stores alive

Blockbuster still has a few locations, and an independent store in Anchorage is even thinking about opening more branches.

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If You Get a Call From a 473 Area Code, It’s Probably a Scam | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Los Angeles, Moscow top list of most congested cities | News | DW.COM | 20.02.2017

A US study shows that drivers in Los Angeles spend the most time stuck in traffic of any in the world. Although it was mostly US cities that scored badly for congestion, three European cities are also highly clogged.

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The L.A. Beer & Food Festival!

With samples from over 40 independently-owned brewers from around Los Angeles County — they're representing over 100 beers — this may well be the best beer event in L.A. Among the brewers represented at the event are Angel City Brewery, Arts Dist

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Important Study: L.A. Has More Rare Pokemon Than Any Other U.S. City: LAist

A travel site claims to have narrowed down the top six cities with the rarest catches for Pokemon Go.

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10 Things To Do in L.A. For Under $10 This Weekend [7-8-16 to 7-10-16]

Here are 10 quick, fun ideas for this weekend each costing less than $10 that might be good to keep on your radar.

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18 Free Things To Do in Los Angeles This May (2016)

We've cataloged a link list of free things to do in May we think are worthy of keeping on your radar.

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See Disneyland's Inside Look at the New 'Star Wars' Attractions — Including a Cantina!

Harrison Ford introduced a sneak preview of the upcoming Star Wars-themed expansion to the Disney Parks during a special broadcast on ABC.

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In the Loop: First glimpse of Disneyland riverfront post-Star Wars Land

Welcome to another edition of In the Loop , the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger  Brady MacDonald , and this week we battle monstrous sea monsters in Pacific Rim 5-D, sail along Disneyland 's short

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The overlooked international stories of 2015 (and how they might change 2016)

What was the most important international story of 2015? For many, the obvious answer might be the global threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Others might say that the nuclear deal between Western powers and Iran could be more important. Another likely suggestion would be the refugee crisis that engulfed Europe, a crisis that seems likely to change the continent both demographically and politically.

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The Year in Pictures: How We Made the Cut - The New York Times

New York Times editors pore over tens of thousands of the year’s images to come up with the best and strongest collection.

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This Is the Largest Image of Space Ever Taken

That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a composite of 268 individual images taken from the university's observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

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Bubble Wrap is dead, long live Bubble Wrap

Yesterday we learned some horrible news: Sealed Air, the company that makes Bubble Wrap, is rolling out a new version that doesn't pop. The reasoning behind this choice is sound. The version of...

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Jeb Bush: George W. spent too much money - Eli Stokols - POLITICO

CONCORD, N.H. — For months, Jeb Bush has stubbornly refused to criticize his brother’s decisions in the White House, even telling the media and others fixated on comparisons between siblings on Wednesday to “get over it.” And then, on Thursday mor

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Why People Keep Trying to Erase the Hollywood Sign From Google Maps

The Hollywood Sign might be one of the most recognizable things on Earth. In Los Angeles, it's also one of the most visible. You can see it from a plane as you glide into LAX. You can see it from a car as you drive up the 101 freeway. But a group of peopl

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The food words you are mispronouncing! Including sriracha, pho, tzatziki, and more!

How the hell do you pronounce "tzatziki," anyway?

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NoHo's Barrel-Shaped Cafe Returns From the Dead in February - PreservationWatch - Curbed LA

Roll out the barrel! After a 44-year hiatus and a painstaking restoration, North Hollywood's distinctive Idle Hour Cafe, built in 1941, is once again ready for action. The New...

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Kodak Jumping Into Smartphones with Photo-Centric Devices in 2015

Kodak is jumping into the world of smartphones to try and make a splash in mobile photography. The company has announced that it will be launching a number

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Men’s Health Lab Rat: 30 Days without Alcohol | Men's Health

The holidays are a great time of year, stuffed full of fun, family, friends, and food, and—if you are anything like me—washed down with an abundance of beer, wine, and the occasional cocktail.

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31 reasons LA kicks New York's ass

Even though we could have stopped at the weather, we came up with 30 other reasons to settle this once and for all

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What's The Oldest restaurant in every state (and DC)?

While the US doesn't quite date back to caveman times, it's still got plenty of old restaurants. Here are the oldest in all 50…

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There's an indie coffee shop like this in every city in America

That coffee grinder costs more than your car...

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Huntington Beach Man With Nothing Better To Do Visits Disneyland For 1,000 Days Straight: LAist

A Huntington Beach man who embarked on a quixotic quest with his girlfriend way back on New Year's Eve, 2011 to visit Disneyland for every day of 2012 has gone to infinity and beyond (to borrow a well-known Disney character's catchphrase) on this journey.

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15 Things to Do in L.A. If You're Having a Bad Day

Los Angeles may be the city of perpetual sun and cheery attitudes, yet it is certainly possible to have a...

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So That's Why Trader Joe's Wine Is So Cheap!

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Chris Knox, Wine Shop Manager, Wine Buyer The basic gist of it all is that Two Buck Chuck is owned by Bronco Wines, which is owned by Fred Franzia, a trash-mouthed, unapologetic downright crud...

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Photographer Documents Customers Snoozing at Chinese Ikeas

Try it before you buy it.

Or, if you're in one of China's Ikea stores, fall fast asleep on a bed in a display room.

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Netflix pro tip: How to find movies that don't suck

Netflix is a fantastic service that has and will continue to change the home entertainment landscape. But despite how disruptive the service have been — and this is one of those rare cases where

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Chefs reveal their favorite foods to grill... other than burgers

You typically know what to grill at a cookout: burgers, hot dogs, brats, chicken, and steak. But occasionally you've got to up the ante a bit and try something new -- especially when your girlfriend's dad is watching. Also, why is he here? Did anyone even invite him? In the interest of making you look like a better match for Sonia, and charring up some killer stuff in the process, here are some famous chefs' tips for what to grill besides the usual suspects.

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Millennials Shy Away from Voice Mail

In a memorable scene from the 1996 comedy “Swingers,” Jon Favreau’s romantically inept protagonist, Mike, deluges the answering machine of a woman he’s just met at a bar with a spate of excruciatingly self-sabotaging messages.

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Why isn’t the hottest weather on the year’s longest day? | EarthSky.org

The solstice marks the height of the sun, but the hottest weather comes a month or two later. Why?

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This Photo Spoiled The Rocketman Magic Back in 1951

Many American kids of the 1950s and 60s were absolutely obsessed with all things space. They were particularly enamored with the space action heroes that they saw on TV -- in shows like Captain Video, Space Patrol, and Commando Cody.

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Archeologists excavate hippie commune's record collection

California state park archaeologists excavated the burned and buried record collection of The Chosen Family, a former 1960s commune in Marin County, and were surprised that the musical tastes of the hippies living there weren't what you'd expect

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9 Ways The American Home Has Changed Since The 1970s

Newly built houses have gotten bigger, taller, and more air conditioned since the 1970s.

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America's taste in beer, in five maps

There is an unmistakable geography to beer preferences in America.

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Los Angeles Has the Most Powerful Brand in the World!!

A brand is a reputation your money makes, and Los Angeles is best in the world at turning money into things that...

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21 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about LA

We've all had visitors who show up here to couch-crash, carless, and -- while you may be laughing at their face while they talk about

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50 great things LA has that NYC doesn't

... 2. Beaches that don't remind you of the beginning of Law & Order...

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    Archaeology group takes closer look at commercial landmarks

    The Society for Commercial Archaeology toured the Tampa Bay area Thursday to appreciate signs and business design you might ignore.

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      Whimsical robots made from trash by Nemo Gould - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

      The only thing we can rely on is movement. Life changes. Parents grow old. People move on. And the world keeps spinning. With that being said, perhaps Kine

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        A Brief History of Mold-A-Rama

        Long before 3D printing was a thing, kids of all ages were plunking quarters into Mold-A-Rama vending machines to get plastic sculptures made right before their eyes. Let’s take a look back at the history of these mid-century manufacturing marvels.

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          Welcome to the Intergalactic Travel Bureau

          The Intergalactic Travel Bureau is a travel agency providing bookings to interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic destinations. We plan personalized vacation packages for our client's space travel adventures.

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            The Alcohol Buyers Club: Your Official 2014 Oscars Drinking Game

            If you're anything like us, you're gonna need a closetful of booze to get through the nine-plus hours of Oscars coverage on E! and ABC.

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                    A Guide to Owning in a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

                    Ever since Angelino Heights was named LA's first Historic Preservation Overlay Zone in 1983, HPOZs have sprung up all over town to protect neighborhoods with a concentration of well-preserved...

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                      "Modern Antiques" Today's Kids Have Probably Never Seen

                      See how many of these you recognize, and how many of them would puzzle your kids or grandkids.

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                        'Greatest generation' veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

                        A Mississippi Congressman and group of 91 WWII veterans appear game for one last fight: to breach the barricades and security guards at the WWII Memorial in Washington.

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                          Incredible moment as hundreds of wildebeest launch themselves into Kenya's Mara river as they make the annual migration to greener pastures

                          Every year up to 1.5 million of the creatures make the journey from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara.

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                            How Poverty Taxes the Brain

                            Scientists have discovered that being poor actually impairs our cognitive abilities.

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                              College and your child - schools or indoctrination?

                              The following are some of the basic postulates about America, religion, society, morality, the arts and Israel that are taught at almost every American university.

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                                11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

                                Once a month, we spend the day posting a whole bunch of 11 lists. Kathy Benjamin gets us going.

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                                  What Is the Mystery Flavor of Dum Dums?

                                  Some Dum Dums have wrappers with question marks where the flavor is normally printed. This was a marketing idea that made the production process run more smoothly and made eating Dum Dums more fun.

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                                    The Story Behind That Incredible Photo of Denver's Colossal Cloud

                                    Believe it or not, little digital trickery was involved in the making this image of a monster cumulonimbus dominating Denver.

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                                      Interesting Facts About July 4th

                                      The U.S. holiday July 4th, also known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, is a national holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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                                      That Settles It: Yoko Ono Did Not Break Up the Beatles | TIME.com

                                      A recent interview by veteran British journalist David Frost with Paul McCartney is causing a stir — or, rather, resolving one. For a November episode of Frost's television program, Frost over the World, which airs on al-Jazeera English and features hour-long interviews of the sort for which Frost...

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                                        N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Lauded for Storm Efforts - ABC News

                                        New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has earned high marks for his handling of the unprecedented disaster his state has witnessed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, assuring his constituents with his trademark bluntness and aplomb. The governor has been praised for appearing in control of the situation, rattling off numbers about customers without power and the status of search and rescue operations, and lauded for his willingness to put politics aside just a week before Election Day. The storm, which has affected seven states and left more than 30 people dead and millions without power, offers a rare opportunity to test…

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                                          2 Investigators: Chicago Schools Flunk Food Inspections « CBS Chicago

                                          Rat droppings and other problems plague some cafeterias. Since 2011, 244 of Chicago's 681 schools failed at least one health inspection, CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score