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8 Fascinating Facts About Richard Pryor

Colin Patrick

The iconic funnyman, who would have turned 75 years old today, lived a life full of tragedy and challenges.

Canadian Diver Finds 19th-Century Bottle of Beer

Kirstin Fawcett

… It goes without saying that he probably shouldn’t drink it.

Newly Discovered Form of Carbon Is Harder Than Diamond

Andrew LaSane

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University is manipulating carbon in intriguing ways.

Garlic Can Make Your Body Odor Smell Sexier

Shaunacy Ferro

A study finds that dudes who eat more garlic smell more attractive and less intense to the ladies.

25 Things You Should Know About Memphis

Mark Mancini

6. Mark Twain once called Memphis the "Good Samaritan City of the Mississippi."

Finish These Jokes


The Missing Links: An Oral History of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" Scene in 'Wayne's World'

Colin Patrick

Meet Edith Clifford, the Early 20th Century's Most Amazing Female Sword Swallower

Ilise S. Carter

She was a rock star of the late Victorian circus, but gave it all up to run a grocery store.

These 3D Pictures Let the Blind 'See' Famous Artworks

Kirstin Fawcett

The Unseen Art Project wants to transform classic paintings into printable, open-source 3D models.

11 Better Gifts for DIYers

Click the 1997 Flick

Can you finish each movie title?

You Can Live in Your Own Personal Hobbit Hole

Shaunacy Ferro

It's energy-efficient, too.

5 of the Hottest Baby-Naming Trends of 2015

Arika Okrent

The parenting website BabyCenter took a deep look at the list of 340,000 names chosen by parents on their site and uncovered these hot new trends.

There Is No Difference Between Male and Female Brains, Study Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

An analysis of 1400 human brains finds that most people have some mix of stereotypically “male” and “female” brain features.

10 Retro, Rockin’ Facts You Might Not Know About Johnny Rockets

Suzanne Raga

Burgers and shakes as American as they come.