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9 Famous Works Written in Exile

Erik van Rheenen

Sometimes it helps to get away.

10 Modern Variations on Macaroni and Cheese

Miss Cellania

Grave Sightings: Joseph Schlitz, Brewing Magnate

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

Ethan Trex

There's a new Portuguese water dog roaming the White House grounds. Now that Sunny has joined Bo, let's look back at some of our favorite White House pets.

10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s

Kara Kovalchik

I’d like to say that we Baby Boomers were savvy shoppers in our youth—that we never fell for fancy packaging or seductive advertisements. I’d like to say that, but I’d be lying.

How Effective is the Eye Black that Athletes Wear?

Will McGough

Sometimes it’s literally a glob of grease, other times it’s a synthetic sticker.

The Computer That Put Men on the Moon

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: Dancing in the Streets

Miss Cellania

15 Companies That Originally Sold Something Else

Ethan Trex

Some companies find their niche and stick to it. Others, though, have to adapt to changing markets in order to thrive.

8 Important Daguerreotype Photos

Erin McCarthy

On this date in 1839, the French government released Louis Daguerre’s photographic process to the world—for free.

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.

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