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Lesser-Known Weapons of World War II

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Literal Metaphor Stock Photos

Roma Panganiban

A Poignant "PowerPoint Culture" Video

Chris Higgins

10 Technologies We Stole From the Animal Kingdom

the mag

People have been lifting ideas from Mother Nature for decades. Velcro was inspired by the hooked barbs of thistle, and the first highway reflectors were made to mimic cat eyes.

Weekend Links: A Poet’s Proper Goodbye

Roma Panganiban

More Secret Passageways and Hidden Rooms

Jill Harness

5 of the Fiercest One-Liners in History

The Week Therese Oneill

For these people, finding the right words when staring down an enemy or sacrificing one’s life for friendship came easy

10 of the Most Beautiful Lighthouses in the World

Jill Harness

Once a necessary tool to warn mariners of land masses, lighthouses are now seen as iconic emblems of sea-travel and waterways—though many still offer navigation assistance to ships.

The Missing Links: Why We're Scared of Clowns

Colin Patrick

Lewis & Clark's Excellent Adventure: An Illustrated Guide

the mag

A century before most Americans were even driving, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on the mother of all road trips.

11 TV Characters That Made Cameos on Other Shows

Rudie Obias

Throwing a fictional universe's characters together into one film (here's looking at you, The Avengers and Man of Steel: Superman Vs.

How the Indianapolis Neighborhood Venerable Flackville Got Its Name

Matt Soniak

Who put the Flack in Flackville? That would be brick manufacturer Mr. Joseph F. Flack.

10 Creative Pub Crawls

Mark Mancini

The object of a “pub crawl” is to walk from bar to bar on a pre-established route—drinking as one goes—within a certain time frame. Here are 10 of the most peculiar.

How to Start a Fire Without Matches

Our eight-part Be More Interesting series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to start a fire without matches.

Neanderthal vs. Cro-Magnon: What's the Difference?

Floss books

The Dilemma: At a cocktail party, a nasty brute spills a drink on you. You'd like to compare his manners to those of a more primitive hominid. But which would be more insulting?