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The World's First Emergency Phone Number

Stacy Conradt

More than six decades after Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary invention, Londoners realized a telephone-based emergency response system might come in handy.

11 Outlandish Ways Aristocrats Displayed Their Wealth During the Gilded Age

Here are some ludicrous ways the one percent of the turn of the 20th century spent their money—because, well, they could.

What Are Computer Cookies?

the mag

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Perfect Storm'

Roger Cormier

The fog's just lifting on the movie's 15 year anniversary.

Architectural Installation Purifies Water Over New Yorkers' Heads

Rebecca OConnell

Andrés Jaque has created art that also provides clean water.

5 Science-Backed Ways to Fall in Love

Hannah Keyser

Want someone to love you? Give these techniques a try.

5 Questions: "Seed" Spitting

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9 Old-Fashioned Ways to Climb the Social Ladder

Before reality television or Instagram fame were around to catapult people up the social ladder, here are the often-extreme measures would-be socialites had to resort to.

15 'Star Wars' Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit

Rudie Obias

The people at Lucasfilm traveled to locations around the world in order to bring the "galaxy far, far away" to life.

Today Will Be One Second Longer Than Usual

Hannah Keyser

Plan accordingly.

Japanese Mourn Loss of Feline Stationmaster

Hayley Harding

Best Friends Build Own Private Neighborhood to Be Together Forever

Roma Panganiban

Four close-knit couples in Texas came up with a clever way to live together while maintaining their independence.

Guinness World Records Says Goodbye to the Tallest Cow Ever

Sonia Weiser

Do You Know What's Inside a Golf Ball?

Yelena Melnichenko

Even though golf balls look the same on the outside, it's what's underneath those dimpled shells that may surprise you.

WWI Centennial: New Offensive on Eastern Front, First Battle of the Isonzo

Erik Sass