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Papal conclave
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Watch The Vatican Chimney Live [VIDEO]

As the world waits for a new Pope, CBS News has found a new way to allow people to waste time at work, by watching live video of a chimney!

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March 7, 1876 Bell Gets His U.S. Patent For The Telephone

"Hello?" has been a response we've been giving to a ringing phone since the telephone was invented. On this date March 7, back in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell got his U.S. Patent for the telephone or as basically read in the patent, the system to carry a voice.

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Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Walter Cronkite Left The CBS Evening News on March 6, 1981

On this date back in 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off the CBS Evening News for the last time. Dan Rather stepped in for about 25 years, followed by Katie Couric for five and now the CBS Evening News is read by Scott Pelley.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Today is the 20 Year Anniversary of the World Trade Center Bombings

I know it pales in comparison to 9-11, but today is the 20-year anniversary of the World Trade Center bombings, which killed six and injured over 1000. I was living in Saint John taking broadcasting at the time and I remember seeing the pictures from CNN and the whole thing unfold in real time.

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Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs
csen.org

Prehistoric Perversion — 4,000 Year Old Pornography Is Downright Kinky

Neck-biting boner lust, bisexuality and headless orgies are apparently pretty old news, judging from these ancient pornographic images that date back to nearly 4,000 years ago. We always knew Captain Caveman was secretly a freak.

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Category: History, Offbeat
photo from operahouse.com
photo from operahouse.com

Waterville Opera House Community Service Project of the Year by the Mid-Maine Chamber

The Waterville Opera House was awarded 2012 Community Service Project of the Year by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. Last year The Opera House Association finished a $5 million renovation project of the Waterville Opera House.

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Robert De Niro
Getty Images

Way Back When: Robert De Niro, Best Supporting Actor Nominee

Robert De Niro is nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 'Silver Linings Playbook,' but today we take a look back at this legendary performer and best supporting actor nominee's earlier work.

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Ankylosaurus
YouTube

Dinosaur Footprints Excavated From NASA’s Backyard

The coolest thing we've ever found behind the house was a cigar box with our dad's stash in it, so this NASA find is pretty exciting.

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This Day in History — King Leopold Decides to Claim The Congo as His ‘Personal Possession,’ and Everyone is OK With it For Some Reason

On this day in1885 some doofus from Belgium named King Leopold II decided to claim the Congo Free State -- a large area in Central Africa -- as "his," which is apparently something you could decide in the 1800s.

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Category: History, Offbeat
King Richard III
University of Leicester

Bones of 15th-Century Monarch King Richard III Found Under Car Park

In September, British researchers believed they had made a pretty startling discovery while digging under a car park in Leicester, which is about 100 miles southeast of London.

They had come upon what they thought were the remains of King Richard III, who died fighting the forces of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He is the last English monarch to die during war.

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