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Century-Old Classroom Chalkboards Unearthed in Oklahoma City

Erika Berlin

Oklahoma City public school finds century-old chalkboards—complete with lessons and drawings of Pilgrims—hidden since 1917.

When the Women's World Cup Swapped Host Countries Because of SARS

Nick Greene

15 New Uses for Old VHS Tapes

Jake Rossen

1980s media never dies.

Proportional Map of the World's Largest Languages

Arika Okrent

Some Reptiles Stay Warm with Help from Birds

Matt Soniak

A Tasty Guide to Caviar and Roe

Foster Kamer the mag

Caviar has a reputation for being hoity-toity. But fish eggs weren’t always a delicacy, and there’s nothing inherently unapproachable about them.

10 Fancy Facts About Poodles

Rebecca OConnell

There’s a lot you might not know about France’s national dog.

Scientists Can Now Inject Electronics into the Brain With a Needle

Jessica Hullinger

These tiny, needle-injected electronics will monitor brain activity.

30 General Trivia Questions

Almost useless trivia!

China's Solution for Academic Cheating? Drones

Alvin Ward

How One Line of Text Nearly Killed 'Toy Story 2'

Simon Brew

It was saved by something akin to blind luck.

How Edgar Allan Poe Inspired Scrabble

Stacy Conradt

The game wouldn't exist if not for a minor plot point in a 170-year-old story.

How Do Water Towers Work?

Shaunacy Ferro

Let's go inside the mysterious infrastructure that stores our water.

Learn New Things For Free With a Handy Website

Alvin Ward

A Dutch company aims to make education more accessible—and more personal.

This Doll "Burns" in the Sun To Teach Kids About Sunscreen

Hannah Keyser

And gives parents the chance to actually, you know, apply it.

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