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The Battle for Arlington National Cemetery

Long before Arlington's famous Tomb of the Unknown Solider had a round-the-clock guard, the estate was home to a much different kind of solider: Union troops.

15 Times Stars Took Method Acting Too Far

Beth Anne Macaluso

For some actors, just looking the part isn't enough.

15 Lesser-Known People Who Got Their Own U.S. Postage Stamps

Caitlin Schneider

Nearly 800 people have been featured since 1847. Here are a few you probably haven't heard of.

An Extensive Guide to Pasta Shapes

Rebecca OConnell

Never again mix up your tripolini and your farfalline.

15 Magic Tricks You Didn’t Know You Could Do

Decorator Crabs Carry Their Camouflage With Them

5 Questions: "Flag" Day

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15 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games

Evidence is mounting that the benefits of play go well beyond entertainment and improved hand-eye coordination.

15 Illustrious Facts About Magna Carta

Hannah Keyser

One of the most important documents in the history of government celebrates its 800th birthday today.

15 Amazing Things Aluminum Foil Can Do

Shaunacy Ferro

It's more than just a handy way to wrap leftovers.

Betsy Ross Probably Didn't Sew the First Flag

Stacy Conradt

In honor of Flag Day, we thought it was time you knew the truth.

What Was the First Newsflash?

Chris Higgins

It involves the railroad, Morse code, cannons, and drinking.

Zoo Animals Are on the Loose in Tbilisi, Georgia

Jennifer M Wood

Incredible and heartbreaking images of zoo animals roaming the streets.

Why Are Phone Keypads Laid out as a Grid?

Chris Higgins

A lot of work went into figuring out that grid of numbers on your phone.

The Unmaking of Oreo Cookies

Chris Higgins

"Wizards collect the cookie extract and shovel it into a large tank, which is brought to a centrifuge." The secret, fake story of how Oreo cookies fuel our economy.