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The 1000-Mile Hike That Shaped the National Park Service

the mag

When an accident robbed John Muir of his sight, he gained a vision that shaped the National Park Service.

Get Your Honey From a Tap

Caitlin Schneider

With over a week of fundraising time left, a new beekeeping technology called the “Flow Hive” is already the most successful Indiegogo campaign in history.

Lurid Lucy and Other Statues from Movies and TV

Miss Cellania

The bronze statue of Lucille Ball in her hometown is in the news this week. It's not the only municipal statue with a story behind it.

Oil Paintings Have a Case of the Blues

Sonia Weiser

Art is getting more blue—literally.

10 of the Nicest and Nastiest Superman Analogues

Mark Peters

The Mystery of the Green Children of Woolpit

Caitlin Schneider

10 Stars Who Appeared on 'The O.C.' Before They Were Famous

Garin Pirnia

Over the course of four seasons, 'The O.C.' turned its cast of young stars into household names and welcomed plenty of other celebrities (and celebrities-in-the-making) into the mix.

Louis de Wohl, the Astrologer Who Was Hired By MI5

Paul Anthony Jones

12 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Thinker'

Kristy Puchko

The Missing Links: If the Earth Stopped Spinning

Colin Patrick

5 Movies That Got Their Filmmakers Arrested

Jake Rossen

While some audiences would like to have filmmakers brought up on charges for a truly bad movie, no such law currently exists.

10 Resilient Facts About Pachyrhinosaurus

Mark Mancini

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

Michael Arbeiter

Grave Sightings: Andrew Jackson

Stacy Conradt

Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.