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What Made a Pride of Lions Climb a Tree?

Caitlin Schneider

The question sounds like the set-up to a joke, but last week, 15 lions in Central Serengeti, Tanzania ascended a tree to escape the elements.

The Long, Strange Journey of Nevada’s State Flag

Gillian Finklea

It took 86 years for the state to finally get it right.

How Does a Bike Stay Upright?

Shaunacy Ferro

MinutePhysics explains why your bike can run away without you.

4 Ways To Be a Credit Card Point Guard

Foster Kamer the mag

Four ways to make money by spending money.

The Missing Links: Images of the New 'Ghostbusters'

Colin Patrick

Gorgeous Illustrated Maps of Literary Worlds

Hannah Keyser

Andrew DeGraff combines imaginative artistic skill and a cartographer's ability to visualize space in a stunning series of book-based maps in the forthcoming 'Plotted: A Literary Atlas.'

Proposed LEGO Set Immortalizes Computer Pioneers

Caitlin Schneider

A new set on LEGO Ideas honors computer pioneers Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.

11 Haunting Facts About 'Beloved'

Jeff Wells

For one, Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was based on a true story.

Generate an Anonymous Message with Fonts from 1350

Sonia Weiser

A font generator uses six centuries worth of documents to create a unique message.

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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The strangest news stories of the past week.

Woolly Mammoths Had Humps Like Camels, and Genes Made For Cold

Shaunacy Ferro

Mammoths had several genetic adaptations that allowed them to live in cold climates, differentiating them from their closest living relatives, the Asian elephant.

10 Effortless Uses for Yesterday's News (and 1 Challenge)

Shaunacy Ferro

Deodorize your shoes, ripen your tomatoes, and more.

A Short History of Baked Goods and Prison Escapes

Stacy Conradt

From baked goods to canned chicken, prisoners have gotten creative when it comes to using food to break free.

Where Are They Now? 8 Things That Terrified Us in the '90s

Matt Soniak

Remember how scared we were of satanic cults, Y2K, and nuclear war? (Okay, we're still scared of nuclear war.)