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Published: Friday, December 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.


57 channels and nothin' on: Electronics makers Samsung and LG say they will unveil new ultra-HD television sets next month that measure up to 105 inches diagonally and pack more than 11 million pixels into the screen, sporting sharpness four times that of current HD TVs.

This will explain the wistful sigh you'll hear from your husband when he unwraps the 55-inch HD TV you bought him this Christmas.


Why a duck? The A&E network has upset fans of its hit show "Duck Dynasty" when it announced that the show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, had been placed on "hiatus" for telling GQ magazine that gays are going to hell.

If you're wondering why ultra-suave GQ magazine scored a "Duck Dynasty" interview, then you probably missed last month's photo spread of The 10 Best Scraggly Beards in Hollywood.


Don't know much about history: On this day in 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed and the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States.

But it would take another four months for France to move several boxes of old cans of paint, camping gear and back issues of National Geographic out of the garage.


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