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These Monkeys Use Scientists as “Human Shields”

Matt Soniak

South Africa’s samango monkeys live on what ecologists call a “vertical axis of fear.” They live and eat in trees, and if they climb too high looking for food, they’re liable to get attacked and eaten

The Time Abraham Lincoln and a Political Rival Almost Dueled on an Island

Julia Davis

On September 22, 1842, the Mississippi River levee in Alton, Illinois, was crammed full of spectators awaiting the results of a highly anticipated duel -- a smackdown between Abraham Lincoln and polit

Brain Game: And June

Sandy Wood

Good, Honest Football: Re-Watching the XFL

Nick Greene

Why Are Party Cups Red?

Roger Cormier

You have enjoyed a liquid or two out of them (don't lie), but why are they red?

11 Rules From an Actual Pirate Code

Mark Mancini

Some might seem remarkably progressive to modern readers, while others definitely won’t.

Secrets of the Most Elite Duck Painting Contest in America

the mag

The Federal Duck Stamp Contest is the most prestigious wildlife art contest you’ve never heard of.

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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Kill Bill Vol. 2'

Sean Hutchinson

10 Fossils Named for Rock Stars

Brian Switek

Fossils rock. So much so, in fact, that paleontologists have named a whole menagerie of prehistoric critters after their favorite musicians.

The Most Educated Town in Each State

Alvin Ward

The percentage of adults over 25 with at least a bachelor's degree.

35 Jobs That No Longer Exist

Rebecca OConnell

In many cases, that's probably a good thing.

The Missing Links: Westley Reminisces

Colin Patrick

Apocalypse Later: Rapping With Zeke Piestrup About Harold Camping

Chris Higgins

Harold Camping predicted that the world would end in 2011. One documentarian was there to record the beginning of the end.

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