Doing Shakespeare as Shakespeare Would Have Heard It

Caitlin Schneider

A video from linguist David Crystal and his son Ben, shows what Shakespeare would have sounded like back in 1600—and why it matters.

The World's Largest Garden Maze Is Now Open in Italy

Hannah Keyser

An 80,000-square-meter bamboo maze is now open in Italy.

10 Friendly Facts About American Pit Bull Terriers

Rebecca OConnell

The American pit bull terrier may have a bad reputation, but under all that muscle is a heart of gold.

Australians Are Writing Love Letters to Trees

Shaunacy Ferro

And the trees reply!

New York City is Turning Trash Cans Into WiFi Hotspots

Shaunacy Ferro

Free WiFi will come courtesy of solar-powered smart garbage bins.

The World’s Strangest Radio Broadcasts

Bess Lovejoy

Who exactly is tuning in to these unclaimed radio number stations?

Where Did the Greek-Themed Coffee Cup Come From?

the mag

Those ubiquitous Greek-themed coffee cups have an unlikely father: a Czechoslovakian Holocaust survivor.

19 Fascinating Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Potter Books

Erin McCarthy

Philip W. Errington’s 'J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013' sheds a light on the editorial process of this beloved series

Chairs That Look Like the Simpsons

Alvin Ward

The Simpsons have been reimagined as chairs.

Study Finds People Age at Vastly Different Rates

Hannah Keyser

Don't trust birthdays. People age at vastly different rates, making chronological age a poor indicator of biological age.

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12 TV Show-Themed Cruises

Rudie Obias

Can't get enough television from just watching it? Then try one of these TV-themed cruises.

There Are No Homosexuals in Iran

Laurence Rasti

When Iran's President declared Iran free of gays, a photographer set out to discover where they'd gone.

Life After Sumo: Photos of Wrestlers in Their Second Careers

Reed Young

For most people, it's hard to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. For Sumo wrestlers, it's even harder.

Swedish Puzzle Rooms Test Teams’ Wits and Strength

Roma Panganiban

A Boston suburb has a few secrets hidden in a 30,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by a department store.