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Build a Working Computer From Thread Spools, Screws, and … Paper Clips?

Therese Oneill

This 1960s guide breaks it down.

Harry Potter's Sorting Hat is Right in Real Life, Too

Meghan Holohan

In real life, Ravenclaws really are smart, and Slytherins are as shady as we thought.

15 High-Flying Facts About 'Airplane!'

Roger Cormier

It has been 35 years since someone not named Shirley took offense at being called Shirley.

The Tour Triangle Will Change the Parisian Skyline

Sonia Weiser

Unlike New York City, where skyscrapers stand tall and cast shadows over the surrounding buildings, Paris has remained fairly tall-tower free.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

The most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, and the web.

Get Pumped for Hot Dog Season With This '60s Ad Starring a Mustard Clown

Caitlin Schneider

A 1961 commercial for French's offers a delicious hit of summer nostalgia and one very energetic clown.

What are Coyotes Doing in the Big Apple?

Samantha Larson

If they can make it here, they'll make it anywhere.

United Airlines Will Soon Start Using Biofuel

Hannah Keyser

United Airlines will soon start incorporating biofuel into their overall fuel supply.

Vital Science on the Resonant Frequency of Googly Eyes

Shaunacy Ferro


9 Nervy Facts About the Vagus Nerve

Jordan Rosenfeld

Fear Not! Poppable Bubble Wrap Isn't Going Anywhere

Rebecca OConnell

Don't freak out just yet—Bubble Wrap is still safe.

The Missing Links: Colbert on Cable Access

Colin Patrick

An Infographic Tells You What Vegetables to Grow

Sonia Weiser

Trivia Questions in 15 Different Categories

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Massive Digital Map Tracks Metaphors in Four Million Pieces of Lexical Data

Hannah Keyser

A digital map tracks metaphors from over 4 million pieces of lexical data.