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15 Things You Might Not Know About 'American Gothic'

Kristy Puchko

While this deceptively simple portrait has clearly captured the imagination of the nation, the story behind its creation and rise to fame makes it all the more compelling.

Morning Cup of Links: A Microchip Could End Animal Testing

Rebecca OConnell

One Man's Passion Project to Curate the World's Airport Carpets

Rebecca OConnell

The famous PDX carpet might be gone, but there are others out there waiting to be appreciated.

A Local, Inexpensive Way to Purify Water In Developing Countries

Hannah Keyser

10 World-Shaping Events That Happened in 1920

David W Brown

It wasn't all flappers and jazz bands.

5 Questions: Types of Onions

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15 International Idioms That Describe Heavy Rain

Adrienne Crezo

What do non-English-speaking people say when it's raining cats and dogs?

18 Strange Celebrity Conspiracy Theories, According to Google's Search Bar

Alex Carter

Taylor Swift is a robot, Britney Spears has a couple of extra heads, and everyone else is apparently dead.

A Magna Carta for the Internet

Hayley Harding

In honor of the anniversary of Magna Carta, the British Library hosted a poll to create a "bill of rights" for the digital age.

Friendship Bracelets That Encourage Young Girls to Code

Rebecca OConnell

Jewelbots aims to get tween and teen girls interested in coding.

Pop Culture Syllabus: Flamingos

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An Online Dream Database That Lets You Read People's Dreams

Sonia Weiser

10 Items You're Not Allowed to Sell on eBay

Jenny Morrill

Believe it or not, "The World's Online Marketplace" felt compelled to explicitly ban all of these goods and services.

Dinosaur Heights Measured in Chris Pratts

Rebecca OConnell

In real life, the Velociraptor was only .32 Pratts tall—not very threatening, at all.

Tiny Sicilian Town is Giving Homes Away—Literally

Hannah Keyser

Property hunters and bargain hounds take note: If you're in the market for a Sicilian escape, the tiny town of Gangi has a deal for you.