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Coming Soon: A Japanese Toilet Museum

Anna Green

Japan is the home of the world’s most high-tech toilets, and soon to be the home of the world’s most high-tech toilet museum

The Day Everyone in Sweden Had to Start Driving On the Other Side of the Road

Nick Greene

Sweden's Dagen Högertrafik ("H Day"): "Right-hand traffic diversion day."

Polaroid Introduces a New Camera That Takes Instant Inkless Pictures

Rebecca OConnell

Polaroid's new digital camera can print out your photos immediately—without any ink.

See the "Little Black Books" of Famous Artists

Caitlin Schneider

Physical address books are one of those remnants of the pre-computer age that are probably not long for this world, so it only makes sense that they’ve become the subject of an archival exhibit.

The Perfect Parallel Parking Solution Has Been Around Since 1927

Shaunacy Ferro

None of that endless backing up and pulling forward.

3 Dogs With Degrees

Bess Lovejoy the mag

The pups worked like dogs to earn their academic achievements.

5 Questions: Fear of Flying

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Beavers are 'Haunted' by the Ghosts of Hunters

Matt Soniak

Eurasian beavers have been brought back from the brink of extinction, but bad memories seem to keep them in the dark.

30 Words and Phrases from Victorian Theatrical Slang

Paul Anthony Jones

Nicknames for noisy babies? Just because these terms have dropped out of use doesn't mean they're any less applicable today.

How Louis XIV Invented High Fashion

Anna Green

Louis XIV was nicknamed "The Sun King," but he was also the king of style

Here's What Titanic Passengers Ate for Lunch the Day Their Ship Hit the Iceberg

Kirstin Fawcett

A surviving menu from the ship's last day at sea is expected to fetch $50,000-70,000 at auction.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

'Chicago,' 'Plutona,' 'Shonen Jump,' and 'Prison Island.'

What Driving a NYC Subway Car Was Like in the 1940s

Shaunacy Ferro

An archive film from 1949 shows everything a subway conductor had to deal with during a typical day.

Henry VIII Was the Worst Monarch, According to History Writers

Kirstin Fawcett

A poll ranked the Tudor king above Edward VIII and Charles I.

14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Sweet Valley High'

Jake Rossen

The infamous Book #40 may have actually saved lives.