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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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Why Are Phone Keypads Laid out as a Grid?

Chris Higgins

A lot of work went into figuring out that grid of numbers on your phone.

The Unmaking of Oreo Cookies

Chris Higgins

"Wizards collect the cookie extract and shovel it into a large tank, which is brought to a centrifuge." The secret, fake story of how Oreo cookies fuel our economy.

Man Listens to ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' for 5 Hours, Survives

Chris Higgins

"You can dance! You can jive! Having the time of your liiiiiife!" (DO NOT ATTEMPT.)

15 Major Facts About 'Bull Durham'

Roger Cormier

You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball, you read on.

The Most Common Country of Origin of Legal Immigrants (Besides Mexico)

Alvin Ward

Today's map shows where the United States' legal immigrants are most likely to hail from (besides Mexico).

How Bubble Gum is Made

Chris Higgins

Just pour plastic, rubber, plenty of sugar, and some food coloring in a vat...then MIX, EXTRUDE, and CHEW!

5 Things We Learned from Paul Reubens on 'Bullseye with Jesse Thorn'

Chris Higgins

He grew up in a circus town, he was on The Gong Show 15 times, and he appeared on The Dating Game...as Pee-wee Herman.

This Weekend in History

Chris Higgins

The first monkey in space, Miranda rights, Disneyland's Monorail opens, and more!

The Evolution of 'Dude'

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

Dudes have been around since the 1880s, but they've changed a lot since then.

Americans Are Becoming Less Social

Sonia Weiser

Large Hadron Collider Technology Is Rescuing Historic Audio

Caitlin Schneider

Particle physicists Carl Haber and Vitaliy Fadeyev have discovered a way to use Large Hadron Collider technology to preserve historic audio.

10 Swift Facts About Velociraptor

Mark Mancini

Everything you think you know about Velociraptor is probably wrong.

The Beautiful Science of Murmurating Starlings

Caitlin Schneider

The sight of murmurating starlings is pretty awe-inspiring. But the science behind the mass, orchestrated bird dance is even more so.

One Man's Donated Blood Has Saved More Than Two Million Lives

Hannah Keyser

James Harrison, 78, has given blood nearly every week since he was legally old enough.

Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd

Alvin Ward

Are you an Oxford comma enthusiast? Does the word "irregardless" make you cringe? If so, you might just be a grammar nerd.

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