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Death By Swallowing: 11 People Who Died After Eating Something Weird

Stacy Conradt

President Zachary Taylor died after eating iced milk and cherries. He's hardly the first person—or the last—to meet his or her demise from eating or swallowing something suspicious.

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

the mag

ctrl+alt+delete started as a trade secret. Then it became an icon.

World War I Centennial: Italy Warns Austria-Hungary Not to Attack Serbia

Erik Sass

With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the war, when seemingly minor moments of friction accumulated until the situation

This Week Let's Try Something Different

Jason English

10 Movies to Watch if You Loved Sharknado

Stacy Conradt

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

22 Odd Ads From National Geographic Magazine in the 1910s

Lucas Reilly

If you think the products advertised today are dangerous or wacky, check out what National Geographic was peddling in the 1910s.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 109

Mark Arminio

11 Stars of Big Time Wrestling in the 1970s

Kara Kovalchik

Cyndi Lauper and Lou Albano gave professional wrestling a huge promotional boost in the 1980s, but some of us remember the golden days when wrestling was gritty showmanship without the million-dollar

11 Defunct Federal Agencies

Adrienne Crezo

So-called ABC agencies are shuffled, reorganized, eliminated or created with every administration.

Trailer Thursday: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2

Stacy Conradt

Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night (and when to stay home). Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

The Missing Links: The Terrorist and His Sweeper

Colin Patrick

What 11 Celebrities Would Be if They Had the Job Their Name Means

Arika Okrent

Many surnames are derived from words for occupations. A Baker is a baker, and a Miller is a miller.

11 Offbeat Commemorative Plaques

Maureen Monahan

From presidential kisses to witchcraft to events that may or may not have actually even occurred, plaques are rich and often underestimated sources of history that’s weird, funny, or just plain creepy

11 Web Toys and Generators to Waste Your Time

Miss Cellania