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The Surprisingly Cool History of Ice

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Until two centuries ago, ice was just an unfortunate side effect of winter. But in the early 1800s, one man saw dollar signs in frozen ponds.

Seattle's Willy Wonka-like Food Forest

Erik van Rheenen

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

OK Go Helps NPR Move Its Tiny Desk

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Seeing Faces in Strange Places

Roma Panganiban

An Illustrated History of the Gas Mask

Jill Harness

Weekend Links: Movies Where the Dog Doesn't Die

Roma Panganiban

Mister Rogers, Remixed (Again)

Chris Higgins

The Late Movies: People Winning $1 Million on Game Shows

Erica Palan

World War I Centennial: Falkenhayn Appointed Minister of War

Erik Sass

The Missing Links: Wooooooooooooooooo

Colin Patrick

What's the Most Mind-Blowing Fact You've Ever Heard?

Jason English

On Fridays, we post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments.

17 Extreme Donuts That Look Like They'll Kill You

Jill Harness

The Legend of the Lost Atari E.T. Games

Maureen Monahan

In 1983, the gaming company Atari decided to capitalize on the recent success of the hit movie, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.