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Make Your Own Paper Boomerang

Chris Higgins

You can make tiny cardboard boomerangs! They pretty much work!

Somebody Made a Comic Sans Typewriter

Erin McCarthy

The Internet's most reviled typeface has gone analog.

Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, and the History of the Moscow Mule

Clair McLafferty

Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814

Nick Greene

200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood.

7 Freaky Animal Organs That Would Give You Superpowers

Mark Mancini

11 Naughty-Sounding Scientific Names (and What They Really Mean)

Arika Okrent

The Missing Links: Houdini's Death Trick

Colin Patrick

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

10 Pebbly Facts About Scelidosaurus

Mark Mancini

Scelidosaurus’ appeal is two-fold. Back in the 19th century, its discovery helped us understand just how strange dinosaurs really were.

Name the Longest Current World Series Droughts

What Invention Are You Shocked We Don't Have Yet?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

Brain Game: Son of Mine

Sandy Wood

Misconceptions You Learned in School

Alvin Ward

Life is a lie!

Grave Sightings: The Pet Cemetery at the Stanley

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

Semi-, Hemi-, Demi-: What’s the Difference?

Arika Okrent

English has a number of prefixes that come from the concept of “half.” Why do we have so many? And what’s the difference between them?