Homepage MF slider




How Many Kisses Make a Proper Greeting in France, Mapped

Shaunacy Ferro

People in Corsica really, really like to kiss each other's cheeks.

The Best (and Worst) Thing About Each State

Alvin Ward

Thrillist found something nice (and not so nice) to say about everyone.

What Each State Does the Best

Alvin Ward

Thrillist found something nice to say about everyone.

24 Strange Scientific Studies

Alvin Ward

in 2010, a researcher trained pigeons to tell the difference between good and bad paintings made by children.

Meet the Endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly

Tina Casagrand

This green-headed endangered insect was once thought extinct.

Pod City: 19 Five-Star Movie Podcasts (Part 1)

Whitney Matheson

There are so many good movie podcasts, it’s hard to know where to start.

Project Your Emotions Onto Someone Else's Sleeve

Sonia Weiser

Thanks to new clothing line Connected Wear, your partner can wear your heart on their sleeve.

Unjumble Words That Have an Extra Letter

Take the quiz!

Color Images of the 1904 Russo-Japanese War

Shaunacy Ferro

Colorized stereographs give us a glimpse at life in the Japanese army at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Meet The Man Behind the Decor at Applebee’s

Ashlie Stevens

Joe Ley may describe himself as a "professional hoarder," but he's become the go-to guy for restaurants in search of kitchy furnishings.

What Playing a Vinyl Record Looks Like Under a Microscope

Shaunacy Ferro

Ben Krasnow uses an electron microscope to see a record player in close-up action.

The U.S. Military Considered Building Halitosis and Flatulence Bombs

Mark Mancini

During World War II, officials (briefly) thought it might be best to take a more, um, natural approach to their weaponry.

What Did I Just Watch? Ferrofluids Explained

Jen Pinkowski

Ferrofluids react to magnetic field in visually gorgeous ways. Watch and learn.

17 'Simpsons' Cultural References Explained for Younger Viewers

Nick Greene