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The Missing Links: The Street Origins of Double Dare

Colin Patrick

How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names? (and Other Hurricane FAQs)

Matt Soniak

As we creep into the peak of hurricane season, many media outlets have dispatched reporters to the Caribbean and Gulf Coast to get first-hand accounts of the action.

11 Celebrated Artists Who Didn't Quit Their Day Jobs

Clay Wirestone

They took pride in their 9 to 5 work, and most of them kept at it even as they wrote and painted and otherwise created the masterpieces we know today.

Strange States: Alabama

Rob Lammle

The Strange States series will take you on a virtual tour of America to uncover the unusual people, places, things, and events that make this country such a unique place to call home.

How to Ride a Horse Bareback

People have been riding horses for over 4500 years, and from the start, they’ve been doing it sans saddle. But riding bareback isn’t easy.

Blurred Lines, Indeed: 11 Artists Accused of Music Plagiarism

Stacy Conradt

Could it be true? That the summer’s biggest hit is not really a Robin Thicke original? There's controversy brewing over “Blurred Lines.”

Was Singapore’s Independence an Accident?

Matt Soniak

In 1963, Singapore declared its independence from Great Britain.

The Desert of Maine

Lucas Reilly

A miniature desert blankets 40 acres of land just a stone’s throw west of Freeport, Maine.

7 Close Calls in the Nuclear Age

Floss books

Here's a formula for fun: Arm two superpowers to the teeth with thousands of nuclear warheads. Make sure they are deeply hostile and suspicious of each other.

20 Seconds of Tetris Madness

Chris Higgins

Hyperrealistic Graffiti

Jill Harness

Say what you will about the legal status of graffiti or how it affects property values, but don't say it isn't art.

The Time Walt Disney Kidnapped Richard Nixon

Stacy Conradt

Yes, Walt Disney kidnapped then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his family in 1959 – but it wasn’t exactly a sinister plot.

15 Fantastic Geek-Themed Sand Sculptures

Jill Harness

Alien vs. Bender would be way more awesome than Alien vs. Predator was.

Weekend Links: Historic Black and White Photos—Colorized

Roma Panganiban

WWI Centennial: The Archduke and Arch-Conspirator Take Their Places

Erik Sass

We're covering the events that led to World War I exactly 100 years after they happened.