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6 Reasons the Past Was a Really Smelly Place

AJ Jacobs the mag

The past was putrid.

Sideways Stories From the Real Wayside School

Stacy Conradt

9 Adorable Facts About Hummingbirds

Kate Horowitz

For speed, performance, and impressing the ladies, you just can’t beat a hummingbird.

8 Complaints About the Prom From 60 Years Ago

Sonia Weiser

Grievances from the days of yore.

The Missing Links: Sometimes the Price is Wrong

Colin Patrick

11 Things You May Not Have Known About ‘The Outsiders’

Ali Parr

15 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Persistence Of Memory'

Kristy Puchko

“Courting” Dinosaurs Found in Mongolia?

Mark Mancini

Reggie Watts Parodies TED Talks in His TED Talk

Chris Higgins

The content of this TED Talk has been left intentionally senseless.

Name the Presidents by One-Word Hints

The Science of Why You Shouldn't Eat at Your Desk

Jessica Hullinger

Step away from your keyboard.

A Brief History of Gin—and 12 Kinds You Should Try

Ethan Trex

Looking for an Independence Day tipple that says "No hard feelings about that revolution business" to our British chums? Grab the star of the colonial British medicine cabinet!

14 Side Businesses of Hollywood Actors

Rudie Obias

From comic book shops to venture capital firms, plenty of Hollywood A-listers are using their time away from the set to indulge their personal passions and build successful businesses that aren’t meas

Will We All Speak Emoji Language in a Couple Years?

Gretchen McCulloch

This App Takes the Guesswork Out of Making Playlists

Rebecca OConnell