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The Late Movies: Annette Funicello's Most Memorable Moments

Erica Palan

Last week, teen queen Annette Funicello, who you may remember from the original Mickey Mouse Club and her surf films with Frankie Avalon, died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.

10 Stop Signs With Song Lyric Graffiti

Virginia C McGuire

How many songs can you think of that have the word STOP in them? Apparently graffiti artists have been able to think of quite a few and have used them to alter stop signs all over the country.

4 Gertrudes Who Changed the World

the mag

The name Gertrude sounds hard—and that’s intentional. It comes from the Germanic roots ger (“spear”) and þruþ (“strength”). No wonder ladies with the moniker are brutish, unapologetic enforcers!

The Missing Links: Awe-Inspiring Elevators

Colin Patrick

Look for the Helpers: 10 Heroes of the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Miss Cellania

Here are some examples of the good to take the edge off the horrifyingly bad.

Fun With Magnetic Putty

Chris Higgins

Brain Game: The Big Question Mark

Sandy Wood

Why Do We Knock on Wood?

Matt Soniak

Traditionally, when you speak of your own good fortune, you follow up with a quick knock on a piece of wood to keep your luck from going bad.

The Late Movies: Bluegrass Covers

Matt Soniak

4 Presidents Who Painted for Fun and Profit

Roma Panganiban

For four presidents in history that we know of, and likely a few more that we don’t, painting has been a comfort both before their executive years and after them.

Can Cats See Optical Illusions?

Jill Harness

We know animals see differently than we do and that their brains process visual messages in a different manner—which has led many to wonder if animals can see optical illusions.

Watch: Conan O'Brien's 1993 "Late Night" Audition

Erin McCarthy

After David Letterman left Late Night (and NBC) in 1993, producers auditioned many comedians for the host position. Lorne Michaels, who was developing the new show, suggested Conan O'Brien.

The Missing Links: The Story of SNL Stills

Colin Patrick

The True Stories Behind 11 Famous Sideshow Performers

M Asher Cantrell

Although the sideshow has mostly disappeared from the American landscape today, we can still look back on the performers of yesteryear and see how they became the icons of the American circus culture.

The Time Salvador Dali Worked for Walt Disney

Mark Mancini

Did you know that Disney briefly employed the world’s most famous surrealist?