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First Woman in History Completes Golden Gate Swim—In Shark-Infested Waters

Caitlin Schneider

Eight years ago Kim Chambers almost lost her leg. Now she's making history.

In the Netherlands, There’s an Entire Town Built for Dementia Patients

Shaunacy Ferro

Hogeweyk is home to 150 residents who receive care for dementia and Alzheimer's—without having to give up normal life.

7 Fun Facts for World Elephant Day

Yelena Melnichenko

Happy World Elephant Day! Celebrate the occasion with some facts about everyone's favorite gentle giant.

The Missing Links: Library Cards or Business Cards?

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of the Hawaiian Shirt

Mark Mancini

Their vibrant journey to the mainland and beyond is a tale of surfers, sailors, and cultural crossroads.

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Acts Very Social in the Lab

Shaunacy Ferro

Social behavior is very weird for an octopus.

14 Things You Might Not Know About QVC

Jake Rossen

Marlon Brando wanted a job there.

Why Cutting Meat Against the Grain is Scientifically Superior

Caitlin Schneider

As we slowly enter into the twilight of summer, the stakes are higher than ever to make every steak count. One way to ensure the very best in your home grilling? Cutting your meat against the grain.

California Protects Its Drinking Water With a Pile of Plastic Balls

Shaunacy Ferro

These ball pits serve a purpose.

The Most Popular Browser in Each Country, 2008-2015

Alvin Ward

Watch as Internet Explorer's hold on the world slowly shrinks.

Pick the Movies That Came Out in the 1980s

Take the quiz!

New Ramen Ice Cream Is the Stuff of Nightmares

Rebecca OConnell

Now you can enjoy(?) the frozen version of the dorm room staple.

15 Ripsniptious Faux-Educated Words of the 19th Century

Arika Okrent

How an Old Bird Poop Law Can Help You Claim an Island

Mark Mancini

First things first: You'll need to make sure the island you're interested in is covered in fecal matter.

When Stonehenge Was Privately Owned

Stacy Conradt

Most people take for granted that the historic site is priceless. But Sir Cecil Chubb wasn't most people.

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