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Weekend Links: Sea Lions Find Ways to Stay Cool

Roma Panganiban

20 Fantastic Tolkien-Inspired Tattoos

Jill Harness

Inside a Tiny House

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Free Chocolate for Life

Roma Panganiban

Fact Contest! Amazing Facts About Amazing Feats of Strength

The Pitch Drip Dripped ‘Round the World

Maureen Monahan

A science experiment 69 years in the making has finally come to a conclusion at Dublin’s Trinity College.

9 Common Words That Come From Words for Heat

Arika Okrent

It all comes back to the weather.

The Final Resting Places of Howdy Doody and 10 Other Childhood Icons

Stacy Conradt

How did Howdy Doody end up in Detroit? We have the answer, in addition to what happened to 10 other props you’ll remember from childhood.

The Missing Links: Skateboard School for Dogs

Colin Patrick

6 Alternative Dictionaries Your Bookshelf Needs

Chris Stokel-Walker

Just because some dictionaries have fallen by the wayside in the years since the world's first dictionary doesn't mean that they weren't any good.

Scientists Say Sex and Time Travel Might Not Mix

Will McGough

According to new research being conducted at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France, sex and time travel might not work out so well.

Look! A Rainbow Cloud!

Jason English

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

10 Annoying Sounds People Need to Stop Making

The Week

Teenagers aren't the only people who make annoying speech sounds.

What Are Smithereens?

Matt Soniak

“Blown to smithereens” is such a great, colorful phrase. Almost everyone knows exactly what you mean, without being able to define what exactly a smithereen is. What the heck are they?

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