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What Is a TPS Report?

Nick Greene

Mike Judge was asked this at a 10th Anniversary screening of Office Space.


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How to Tell When You're in Love, According to a 1950 Instructional Video

Hannah Keyser

"You’re the only girl I’ve dated in two months. We get along fine," Jack tells Nora in defense of his love for her at the start of this 1950 instructional video from Coronet Films.

5 Crazy Things That Spiders Eat

Sarah Fecht

If you thought spiders only eat insects, think again. In recent years, scientists have discovered that small animals and other surprising food items are an important part of many spiders’ diets.

How a Deaf-Blind Person Watches the World Cup

Arika Okrent

The Missing Links: Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Colin Patrick

Be Very Afraid! 25 Uncommon Phobias

Stacy Conradt

Have a fear of public speaking? You're in good company. A fear of bellybuttons? That's not quite so common.

8 Times Companies Faced Lawsuits for Their Slogans

Hannah Keyser

We combed through the news to pick a few favorites from the (somewhat) recent past.

Extinct Snakes Lead to Better Fakes

Matt Soniak

In North Carolina, a scientist finds snakes dressed as their long-gone neighbors.

Why Betamax Lost to VHS

Chris Higgins

The Largest Video Game Collection on Earth Sells for $750,000

Nick Greene

Michael Thomasson's collection of over 11,000 games sold at auction for three-quarters of a million dollars to someone using the pseudonym "peeps_10091970."

29 Weird Museums Preserving Our History

Jason English

From burnt food to PEZ memorabilia, there's a museum for everything. Start planning your summer roadtrip immediately.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's comics includes Witzend, The Wicked + The Divine, a new webcomic from Emily Carroll and the history of photobooths

10 Dangerous Ways to Amuse Yourself from an 1820 Book

Erin McCarthy

The second edition of Endless Amusement, published in 1820, promises “nearly 400 entertaining experiments in various branches of science.”

Brain Game: A Good Inning

Sandy Wood