Homepage MF slider




Watch a Turkey Fashion Show From 1951

Nick Greene

Before facing the ax, turkeys in Griffin, Georgia, suffered a much greater indignity.

What Astronauts Are Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Michele Debczak

On the ISS holiday menu: smoked turkey, candied yams, and rehydratable corn

11 Things You Didn't Know About Black Beauty

Stacy Conradt

The classic book turns 138 today.

These Books Are Also Brazilian Subway Tickets

Rebecca OConnell

To increase literacy in Brazil, one publisher combined books with subway passes.

16 Heavy-Hitting Facts About the 'Rocky' Movies

Roger Cormier

If it were up to studio executives, Burt Reynolds might have been Rocky, and he would have died in 1990.

IKEA Furniture Concept Would Let You Charge Your Phone With Hot Pans

Shaunacy Ferro

Make this happen, IKEA!

The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space

AK Whitney

It was an era when, as Katherine G. Johnson put it, “the computer wore a skirt.”

12 Amazing Balancing Stones Around the World

Austin Thompson

In some cases, no one really knows how these things stay up.

The Missing Links: Finding New Places for Parks

Colin Patrick

This Black Friday, You Can Adopt a Pet for Free

Kirstin Fawcett

Online retailer Zappos is covering pet adoption fees—and donating an additional $150 for each animal adopted to rescue groups.

The Shared Themes of Every Pixar Movie in One Handy Chart

Andrew LaSane

See what every Pixar film from 'Toy Story' to 'Inside Out' has in common.

25 Things You Should Know About Salt Lake City

Meg Van Huygen

It's where your undecipherable handwriting is interpreted and where your rubber chickens are made.

The Year's Busiest Travel Dates Aren't What You Thought They Were

Kirstin Fawcett

Don't dread hopping on a plane the day before Thanksgiving.

Blue Origin Nails the Landing in Successful Reusable Rocket Test

Janet Burns

The New Shepard successfully returned to Earth and is now “the rarest of beasts—a used rocket.”