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The Fish That Ate Japan

Ethan Trex

Hello Kitty and Godzilla aren’t the only unassuming critters to brutally conquer the Land of the Rising Sun.

10 Impressive Tattoo Cover Ups

Jill Harness

Those with tattoos they no longer want have a few options—lasering them off, trying “removal” creams that tend to only lighten the ink, or covering them with another tattoo.

How Spiders Win the Lottery

Matt Soniak

On a cloudy spring day, a little spider scales a tall blade of grass. At the peak, the spider arches up, points its abdomen up to the sky and begins releasing strands of silk from its silk glands.

12 Colorful Z Words From the Dictionary of American Slang

Jason English

Want to spice up your vocabulary? We opened up our slang dictionary all the way to the back.

This Machine Turns Itself Off...and Taunts You

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: Dangerous Pastry

Sandy Wood

Are Wolves Really Howling at the Moon?

Will McGough

Will McGough answers today's Big Question.

A Brief History of Sliced Bread

Kaitlyn Boettcher

It's turning 85 this year!

Help Wanted: Freelance Quidditch Referees

Jason English

Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius Strip

Chris Higgins

6 Unconventional Uses for the Tennis Ball

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

The golden years of tennis balls can be filled with purpose.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

The Wedding Photobombing Tiger

Jill Harness

12 More Weird Books That Really Exist

Roma Panganiban

We’ve already looked at a few prime examples of bizarre books on every subject from dating on a dollar budget to styling it up like Liberace, but the strangeness doesn’t stop there.

What Exactly Is the Heat Index?

Ethan Trex

Is it really not the heat, but the humidity? With temperatures spiking around the country, we thought it was a good time to answer some questions about the heat index.