A Brief History of Rum—and 11 Kinds You Should be Drinking

Ethan Trex

Let’s talk about rum—but first we need to discuss garbage.

Watch: Competitive Finch Singing

Chris Higgins

Male finches naturally compete, through song, with each other. These New York dudes bring their birds to sing-offs!

Driving the Lower 48 States in 124 Hours

Chris Higgins

Drive the lower 48 states 4,000 times faster than real time.

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

Nick Greene

His insights into writing were especially valuable, sage, and practical.

15 Creative Examples of Fast Food Packaging (Both Real and Imagined)

Rebecca OConnell

Sometimes the packaging is even better than the food.

15 Groovy Science Music Videos

Rachel Clark

When science and music meet, it's an educational duet.

15 Historic Diseases that Competed with Bubonic Plague

Therese Oneill

The Great Plague of 1665 killed about 100,000 Londoners, but it wasn't the only cause of death. Winde, quinsie, head mould shot, and livergrown all took their toll too.

15 Kraken Facts and Myths to Unleash In Conversation

There once was a time when uttering the name Kraken sent chills down a mariner’s spine. The legendary beast was known for dragging whole ships down into the watery depths of Davy Jones’s Locker.

15 Centuries-Old Board Games

Shaunacy Ferro

Who wants to play Little Dickey Birds?

15 Mold-Breaking Heiresses You Should Know

Kristy Puchko

Movies and reality shows tend to show heiresses as scandal-attracting airhead socialites living the high life without a care.

15 Gorgeous Examples of the Lost Art of Blackboard Sketching

Emily Becker

Frederik Whitney showed teachers how to bring lessons to life, using just a blackboard and some chalk.

15 Neologisms From 'That Should Be a Word'

Jen Pinkowski

Lizzie Skurnick has a word for that.

15 Epic Facts About Napoleon Bonaparte

Hannah Keyser

One of the most fascinating figures to ever live was born 246 years ago.

15 Tasty Bits of Diner Slang to Throw Around Your Kitchen

15 Final Countdowns That Weren't So Final