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10 Globe-Spanning Facts About Amnesty International

Nick Keppler

Amnesty International started with a British newspaper opinion piece published on May 28, 1961.

How 'The Force Awakens' Remixed 'A New Hope'

Chris Higgins

What's Rey's full name? "Rey Mixer." Hmm.

15 Parallel Facts About 'Sliding Doors'

Roger Cormier

In another universe, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson could have experienced multiple timelines

Over a Third of North American Bird Species Are in Danger, Study Finds

Caitlin Schneider

A whopping 432 of the 1154 total native species are considered at a risk for extinction.

The Best Burger in All 50 States

Stephanie Vermillion

Let the meat sweats ensue.

Music May Reduce Anxiety Before Super-Stressful Eye Surgery

Kate Horowitz

A study of 62 cataract surgery patients found that just 20 minutes of pre-op music decreased their anxiety and need for sedatives.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, May 28

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, May 28.

12 Facts About 'The Outsiders' That Will Stay Gold

Jake Rossen

A few things you might not know about the movie Francis Coppola called "'Gone with the Wind' for 14-year-old girls."

Dunkin’ Donuts is Now Serving Candy-Flavored Iced Coffee

Rudie Obias

Who says you can’t have a Heath bar for breakfast?

In the 19th Century, Drinking Too Much Tea Could Get You Sent to an Asylum

Shaunacy Ferro

Blame it on the Earl Grey.

How the Needle-Through-the-Arm Trick Works (ft. Harry Anderson)

Chris Higgins

The "Night Court" judge is also a great magician.

The Alchemist Who Discovered Phosphorus in Pee

Bess Lovejoy

He only had to boil 1500 gallons of urine to do it.

Blue Origin Will Crash Crew Capsule on Purpose During an Upcoming Launch

Andrew LaSane

It's attached to the New Shepard reusable rocket.

What's the Right Way to Make a Sex on the Beach?

Clair McLafferty

This tropical, sweet cocktail is more than just fun to order—it's tasty to drink, too.

An Intercontinental Internet Cable Will Cut Through the Arctic

Michele Debczak

It's made possible by climate change.