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To understand the present we must consider the past. We all know this to be true, but in a society generating ever-more information it is more critical than ever to look back and consider what brought us to this point – from how technology has evolved to how the green movement has taken its place in history.

Meteorological Marmots: 7 Predictable Groundhogs

Is spring in the air? Ask a groundhog! These 7 amazing weather-predicting marmots are famed far and wide for prognosticating on the prospect of an early spring.

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Steal This Meal: 2013's Seven Grossest Food Thefts

As 2013 draws to a close, let's take a tasteful look at seven criminals who bit off MUCH more than they could chew. We're gonna need a bigger calorie counter.

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17 Horrifying Aerial Photos of Environmental Devastation

These aerial photographs give us a disturbing large-scale view of major environmental catastrophes like oil spills and the effects of factory farming.

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Freezing Pleasing: 7 Amazing Types Of Natural Ice

Ice ice baby! Though “Vanilla” isn't a natural form (or flavor) of ice, many other kinds of slippery frozen water are way cooler and much less annoying.

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Perm Whales: 7 Amazing Unexpected Curly-Haired Animals

While we're still on the hunt for shaggy cetaceans, other amazing curl-sporting creatures like pigs, rats and even birds shouldn't be brushed off so easily.

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Pine Dining: 7 Amazing Evergreen Foods & Drinks

See the tree; EAT the tree! Yule Log Cake is a holiday treat but foods & drinks made from actual pine trees can be just as tasty and much more nutritious.

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Seven Souperb Thanksgiving Green Bean Casseroles!

What's the greenest thing about Thanksgiving? Assuming you cooked the turkey properly, it's that all-time souper-duper side dish, Green Bean Casserole!

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11 Lazarus Species We Thought Were Extinct

Bring 'em back alive! That's exactly what some zoologists are doing when they re-discover living populations of species previously thought to be extinct.

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Animal Mascots Of The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Animals dominated the final selections for the official mascots of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. See if you can “spot” the gold medal winner!

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Holy Heights: The World's 7 Most Sacred Mountains

From Mount Everest to Mount Sinai to America's rocky Black Hills, these 7 prominent peaks prove pointedly that a mountain doesn't have to be high to be holy.

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Scary Spice: 10 Odd Autumn Pumpkin Spice Foods & Snacks

Starbucks started the Pumpkin Spice bandwagon rolling with their sweet & spicy latte. Now it seems everyone and their pumpkin-eatin' brother has climbed aboard.

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Gulp! 8 Common Fruits, Nuts & Veggies That Could Kill You

Fresh fruits & veggies are part and parcel of a healthy lifestyle, right? Right... though deadly danger lurks within these 8 delicious everyday foods.

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Wildlife World Of Sports: 7 Animal Arena Invasions

Cover your eyes and hold onto your nuts: from squirrels to ducks to Pine Martens, these 7 amazing animal streakers demand their piece of the on-field action.

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Fish Rocks Of Trona: Folk Art On A Geologic Scale

Trona, California is the last place on Earth one might find fish but here they are, no bones about it! The famous Fish Rocks are Folk Art on a geologic scale.

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Commie Karma: 7 Amazing Recycled Trabant Cars

The smokey, smelly Trabant automobile endures as an iconic symbol of old East Germany. Over 3 million were built between 1957 and 1990... where are they now?

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