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Morning Cup of Links: Andrew Jackson's Presidential Shindig

The Late Movies: Best I Love Lucy Moments

Erica Palan

9 Other Times Museum Patrons Mangled Works of Art

Ethan Trex

A 55-year-old from Missouri reportedly broke the finger off a 600-year-old statue in Florence. Incidents like this are more common that you'd think.

4 Unusual Bible Translations

Chris Stokel-Walker

In addition to the Chinese, French, and Swahili versions, you can find unusual translations into other languages, from real-life tongues to fictional ones.

The Missing Links: Beware of The Grinning Fish* (*Working Title)

Colin Patrick

9 Fundraising Lessons From the World’s Weirdest Charity Stunts

Jill Harness

Most people’s fundraising experience ends at running a race for charity or selling candy for a good cause—but if you really want to go big with your efforts, you need to think outside of the box.

8 Patents for Inventions that Purport to Protect You From Sharks

Erin McCarthy

Sharks have much more to fear from us than we do from them. But that hasn't stopped inventors from dreaming up with devices that will keep people out of Jaws' jaws.

Why are “Pound” and “Ounce” Abbreviated as “lb” and “oz”?

Arika Okrent

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurements are pretty straightforward. They are made up of of letters from the words they stand for. So how do we get lb for “pound” and oz for “ounce”?

How to Pick a Lock

Whether you’re a suave spy or simply a guy who keeps forgetting his keys, lock picking is a handy skill to have.

Morning Cup of Links: The Best Sesame Street Musical Guests

Jason English

Some of Feist's best work on display.

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

Bill DeMain

Here's what went into some of the most recognizable album covers in music history.

The Late Movies: Male Actors in Drag

Erica Palan

7 Outlandish Alternate Histories

Mark Juddery

Here are some of the more peculiar questions that people have pondered over the decades.

7 Surprising Ways Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You

The Week Therese Oneill

Plants, dirt, and even rocks are more dangerous than you probably imagined.

The Missing Links: The Cheater's Cheat Sheet

Colin Patrick

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