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15 Hidden Gems in San Francisco

Anyone can find the Golden Gate Bridge or Alcatraz, but if you’re willing to embrace the unknown, you’ll find that San Francisco is full of hidden gems.

The Brief, Influential Life (and Sudden Death) of the World Football League

Lane Strauss

As a business, it was a complete mess. But in terms of football the way we know it today, the WFL was a very forward thinking league.

Shaking the Cherry Tree

Chris Higgins

Mosquitoes Get Bug Bites, Too

Matt Soniak

Brain Game: Hello, Governor

Sandy Wood

16 Facts About 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

Joy Lanzendorfer

Here are some things you may not know about this long-lived children’s classic.

Why is Ketchup So Hard to Pour?

Matt Soniak

5 Questions: Colorful Surnames

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10 Ridiculous Documents Released Through the Freedom of Information Act

Adam D’Arpino

In addition to being a massive asset to journalists and eager members of the public, FOIA has also shed light on some of the weirder corners of America’s functioning democracy.

19th-Century Bridal Superstitions for Getting Married and Staying Happy

Hannah Keyser

At the table, if two spoons are accidentally put down together, there will soon be a wedding in the family.

The Missing Links: A Non-Bohemian World

Colin Patrick

19 Everyday Expressions That Came from Aesop

Craig S Baker

Here are a handful of Aesop’s most popular contributions which we still use today, along with a taste of the stories that spawned them.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's new comics include Death of Wolverine, The Wrenchies and more.

Modern Problems: "Technology has made my life an open book. What ever happened to the quaint notion of privacy?"

the mag AJ Jacobs

11 Weird and Wonderful Letterheads

Emma del Valle

Here follows a selection of letterheads from a number of personages or organizations, famous and otherwise, taken from the phenomenal blog Letterheady, which is run by archivist Shaun Usher.