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16 Little Words and Phrases for Describing Small Amounts

Mark Peters

When we’re looking to describe an amount that’s teensy-weensy, the words aren’t precise, but they are folksy and charming.

10 Cheertastic Terms from 'Bring It On'

Angela Tung

Ready? OK! Bring It On cheered into theaters 15 years ago this month.

Hypnotic Model Trains Spiral Onward

Chris Higgins

Are you relaxed yet?

WWI Centennial: A Defeat Foretold

Erik Sass

Entire Movies Compressed Into Colorful Barcodes

Caitlin Schneider

It's a way of viewing your favorite films like never before.

5 Delicious Nutella-Based Dessert Hacks

Erin McCarthy

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than Peggy Wang’s new book, Dessert & Booze Hacks, which provides 75 recipes that are as easy as they are delicious (which is to say: very).

Reality-Bending Timelapses of Cities in Tilt-Shift

Shaunacy Ferro

Spoonfilm's series "Little Big World" makes cities look like adorable dollhouse worlds.

The Sound of Running Water Puts Beavers in the Mood to Build

Michele Debczak

This one weird trick can help you exploit a beaver's natural instincts.

Building a Puking Robot—For Science

Erin McCarthy

Norovirus infects as many as 21 million people each year—and scientists are building vomiting machines to figure out how it spreads.

15 Atomic Truths About 'Repo Man'

Dante A Ciampaglia

Alex Cox’s cult classic was almost too weird to live, but too great to die.

This Transylvanian Amusement Park is 400 Feet Below Ground

Caitlin Schneider

Housed in a centuries-old converted salt mine, the only thing this park is lacking is sunlight.

Whales off the Alaskan Coast Are Dying in Alarming Numbers

Michele Debczak

The death toll in the past few months is three times higher than normal.

Watch the Rare Bloom of a Corpse Flower

Caitlin Schneider

With a scent of decomposing flesh, who wouldn't want to stop and smell this rarely-blooming flower?

Oldest Lice Combs in the Americas Found in Chile

Shaunacy Ferro

How hard is it to get rid of lice? They're still hanging out on mummies' heads thousands of years later.

What's the Right Way to Make a Whiskey Sour?

Clair McLafferty

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