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11 Amazingly Long Animal Migrations

Caitlin Schneider

These creatures walk, swim, or fly in record-setting fashion.

How A Practical Joke Brought 19th Century London To A Standstill

Paul Anthony Jones

Tales from the World's Longest Yard Sale

Chris Higgins

The "127 Sale" is a 690-mile stretch of yard sales from Alabama to Michigan. Here's what happens there.

24 Famous Boston Firsts

Jennifer M Wood

Given its close proximity to Plymouth Rock, it’s hardly surprising that the city of Boston is home to many American “firsts.” From anti-smoking laws to UFO sightings, here are 24 things that originate

King of the Comb-Over

the mag

When a balding genius perfected a method of scalp coverage, he had no choice but to patent it.

Morning Cup of Links: Creepy Artificial Intelligence

Miss Cellania

Name the One-Syllable Words That Rhyme With ‘Home’

Why Do We Gesture When We Talk?

the mag Arika Okrent

Gesture researchers have spent the past 40 years uncovering how movements (like a cupped hand rotating in space or a finger tracing a path through the air) are intimately tied to speech.

Watch the Googly-Eyed Wolf Eel Go Through Life

Rebecca OConnell

Watch how something so delicate can become something so large and scary.

6 Adaptations of Poe's 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: Jack the "Lad"

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Disneyland's Wonderful Wizard of Bras

Stacy Conradt

15 Things Former 'SimCity' Mayors Should Know

Janet Burns

If you stepped up to rule your own SimCity town in the early ‘90s, here are a few things you might’ve missed out on (in addition to food and sleep).

First Roman Wood Toilet Seat Found at Vindolanda

Livius Drusus

Name the TV Titles Based on Their Antonyms