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Man and Dog Graduate Together in Matching Robes

Rebecca OConnell

When 34-year-old Jack Proctor graduated recently, he did so alongside his best friend

The Missing Links: Insane Military Training Exercises

Colin Patrick

Neanderthals Didn't Eat Rabbits. Was That a Big Mistake?

Jessica Hullinger

It was never wabbit season (or duck season) for the Neanderthals.

This App Lets You Use Tinder with Your Heart

Sonia Weiser

According to cliché, your heart doesn’t lie—and creative agency T3 is putting that saying to the test with their new app.

How a Woman Should Undress, According to the 1930s

Jake Rossen

Before starting, always remember to check for "peepers."

What's the Real Origin of OK?

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

There are many stories of its origin, but here's the one that's lexicographer-approved.

Ransom Riggs, Belgium, and the Difference Four Years Makes

Chris Higgins

Author Ransom Riggs is hanging out in Belgium with Tim Burton and the cast of the new Miss Peregrine movie as they shoot.

How Pit Ponies Replaced Children in the Coal Mines

Suzanne Raga

Miniature horses used to lug around far more than tiny carriages.

The National Building Museum Has Been Converted into a Giant Ball Pit

Rebecca OConnell

Relive your youth—without having to sneak into the nearest McDonald's.

Candy Slogans

How well do you know your candy?

Why Have People Started Asking Questions by Adding 'Y/Y'?

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

One Artist Made Sculptures of Everything He Ate in a Year

Sonia Weiser

5 Things You Might Not Know About Eiji Tsuburaya

Jennifer M Wood

The special effects master and co-creator of Godzilla would have been 114 years old today.

The Time Citizens of Glasgow Rallied Around a Traffic Cone

Hayley Harding

Glaswegians feel very strongly about the Duke of Wellington's unusual topper.

Why Does the Queen Have Two Birthdays?

Hannah Keyser