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Robert Todd Lincoln: Harbinger of Presidential Death

Ethan Trex

He dryly noted that there was "a certain fatality about the presidential function when I am present."

Happy Birthday, Steve Martin!

Chris Higgins

10 Steve Martin Facts in Honor of His Birthday

Stacy Conradt

Would you believe your favorite wild and crazy guy—who is, by all accounts, neither wild nor crazy—is 68 today?

The Missing Links: Why Are There Shoes Hanging Up There?

Colin Patrick

37 Odd College Mascots

Erin McCarthy

From the Fighting Okra to the Trolls, John Green walks us through some unusual college mascots.

80 Years of Drive-in Theaters

Bryan Dugan

The outdoor movie theater, born in 1933 in Pennsauken, N.J., turned 80 on June 6.

Hulu's New Animated Series is Totally Awesome [Sponsored]

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

Students Rap for (and About) Science

Chris Higgins

10 Strange Facts About Hot Air Balloons

Joy Lanzendorfer

Oddities from the oldest form of human flight.

The Late Movies: Breaking Bad Remixes

Erica Palan

10 Couture Takes on Disney Princess Dresses

Stacy Conradt

Last year, Harrods had 10 designers create Disney Princess-inspired gowns as part of their famous holiday displays.

7 More Really Weird Musical Instruments

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Quintessential '80s

Colin Patrick

10 Hitchcock Quotes for His Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! The director, who died in 1980, would have been 114 years old today. Here are a few words from the auteur himself to mark the occasion.

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