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The Largest Small-Scale Model Ever Built Once Protected the Nation From Floods

Bess Lovejoy

This model of the Mississippi River Basin was a feat of midcentury engineering. Now it's open to the public.

Warning! These 1950s Movie Gimmicks Will Shock You

The gimmick craze of the 1950s put special effects in your face and under your seat, literally.

12 Cookie Cutters To Make Your Holiday Treats Stand Out

Hannah Keyser

We can't promise that appropriately themed cookie cutters will make your baked goods taste any better this holiday season.

Show & Tell: Coney Island Gambling Wheel

Alex Palmer

This colorful wheel with dragons for spokes tells us a little about the glory days of Coney Island.

17 Colorful Facts About The Beatles' 'White Album'

Roger Cormier

Mothers, the Farrow sisters, Eric Clapton, and Eric Clapton's sweet tooth were big inspirations.

25 Homespun Facts About Kansas

Kirstin Fawcett

Here's why there's no place like the Sunflower State.

A Dozen Facts You Might Not Know About Dunkin’ Donuts

Emily Becker

Because coffee and doughnuts will never go out of style.

14 Moving Facts About 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

Roger Cormier

Those aren't pillows!

Why Does This YouTube Star Eat the Apples in Chernobyl?

Shaunacy Ferro

YouTuber Bionerd23's videos from the Exclusion Zone aim to show viewers how safe the nuclear disaster site can be these days.

Oglethorpe University's 'Crypt of Civilization'

Stacy Conradt

Not content to simply bury a box or a tube, the institution (and its president) buried an entire room.

Lowkey: A Word That's Lowkey Snuck Into Our Vocabulary

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

14 Jobs You Didn’t Know Dryer Sheets Could Do

Amanda Green

Dryer sheets are designed to soften and freshen clothing, but they've got loads of other uses—and we've made a laundry list of them.

Turn-of-the-Century Germany in Color Photographs

Shaunacy Ferro

Beach days looked a lot different back then.

10 Creative Recipes to Make With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Michele Debczak

Go beyond the traditional turkey sandwich this year.

An Arkansas Phone Booth Got on the National Register of Historic Places

Shaunacy Ferro

It is one of the earliest phone booth designs specifically for outdoor use.