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Beautiful Bacteria

Jill Harness

The Last Towns to Get Dial Telephones

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Hand-Drawn Maps of the United States

Roma Panganiban

Why Do They Call It Trinidad AND Tobago?

Haley Sweetland Edwards

Christopher Columbus did a lot of naming in his day. As it turns out, he had a hand in naming four of the five island-nations with two names. Is that an obscure enough fact for you?

The Late Movies: Made in America

Erica Palan

5 Ways to Avoid Being Rude (According to 100-Year-Old Etiquette Rules)

The Week Therese Oneill

Not eating the last piece of pie would have hugely insulted your friends in 1905

Breaking Bad as a 1995 Dramedy and 14 Other Recut Trailers

Stacy Conradt

The Missing Links: The Going Price of Parts

Colin Patrick

11 Amazing Animal Births Caught on Video

Kate Erbland

Modern technology has given us plenty of gifts (and plenty of gifs), but few of them can compare to the awe-inspiring magic of watching wild animals give birth to their adorable offspring from the com

Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover: An Unlikely Friendship

Mark Mancini

“Yours has been a friendship which has reached deeper into my life than you know,” Hoover once wrote of Truman, a sentiment often reciprocated by the latter president.

The Early Days of The Late Show

Colin Patrick

What's the Scariest Book You've Ever Read?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of questions to get a conversation going in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Strange Origins of 5 Iconic Fashions

Kathy Benjamin

Many of the basic fashions we take for granted today were popularized by people who were just a little bit bonkers.

Brain Game: X is to Y

Sandy Wood