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The Missing Links: Before You Visit the World's Great Attractions

Colin Patrick

Watch Lightning Strikes in Real Time

Chris Higgins

14 Fantastically Fun LEGO Tattoos

Jill Harness

The Barnum of Baseball

Lucas Reilly

From 1960 to 1980, the Athletics were owned by an eccentric self-made millionaire with no shortage of big, bad, amusing ideas. Mule ride, anyone?

Did a Cow Really Cause the Great Chicago Fire?

Matt Soniak

The Great Chicago Fire killed 300 people, left some 100,000 homeless, and destroyed $200 million worth of property. Was a cow really to blame?

Brain Game: Math Square #221

Sandy Wood

Felix Dennis (1947-2014)

On Sunday, Felix Dennis died at his home in Dorsington, England, near Stratford-upon-Avon. He was 67.

17 Joss Whedon Quotes for His 50th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

The man who brought you Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers, and so much more turns 50 today—and he's said some pretty wise words along the way.

6 Tips for Getting the Most Efficient Basement on Your Block

Morning Cup of Links: French Nightclubs by Day

Miss Cellania

Did Ostriches and Emus Ever Fly?

Hannah Keyser

Not recently, of course. But what about their ancestors?

How Teddy Roosevelt Turned Piranhas Into Ferocious Maneaters

Ethan Trex

The tiny piranha's reputation can be traced back to a surprising source.


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Why Do People Get Ice Cream Headaches?

Matt Soniak

Ah, sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia.

Shel Silverstein's Unlikely Rise to Kid Lit Superstardom

the mag

Shel Silverstein bridged the worlds of adult and children's art, while becoming wildly popular in the process.