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11 Historical Photos of the Panama Canal

Erin McCarthy

Construction on the Panama Canal had ceased earlier in 1914, but it was on this date that the 50-mile-long canal officially opened to traffic after more than 30 years of planning, blasting, dredging,

8 Niche Blogs for Your Enjoyment

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: The Art-Forging Robot

Colin Patrick

Morning Cup of Links: The Internet is Not Child's Play

Miss Cellania

10 Obscure Rules from the World of Sports

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Good sportsmen (and women) play by the rules. Even the rules you've never heard of.

Gorgeous Photos of a Bar Made Entirely of Ice

Shanna Yehlen

Pardon the cliché, but this summer’s hottest tourist trend is visiting bars completely made of ice.

15 Historical Complaints About Young People Ruining Everything

Jon Seder

Nothing is certain in this life but death, taxes, and the existence in every generation of fuddy-duddies who carp about things not being what they used to be.

The Chemistry Teacher Turned Sculptor

Chris Higgins

7 Offbeat Museums Worth Visiting

Lucas Reilly

Unleash your inner oddball! The summer nights may be dwindling, but you still have time to visit these far-out museums.

What’s the World’s Longest Running Science Experiment?

Matt Soniak

Between our look at the longest prison sentences the other day and the 69-year-old pitch drop experiment finally getting caught on camera last month, reader Justin got curious and wrote in to ask, “wh

How to Capture a Giant Squid

For fishermen, size matters. And if you really, really want a catch to brag about, you’re going to need to snag a giant squid.

Robert Todd Lincoln: Harbinger of Presidential Death

Ethan Trex

He dryly noted that there was "a certain fatality about the presidential function when I am present."

Happy Birthday, Steve Martin!

Chris Higgins

10 Steve Martin Facts in Honor of His Birthday

Stacy Conradt

Would you believe your favorite wild and crazy guy—who is, by all accounts, neither wild nor crazy—is 68 today?

The Missing Links: Why Are There Shoes Hanging Up There?

Colin Patrick