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6 Things to Know About the Super Cute Quokka

Kate Horowitz

In which we discover why the quokka is smiling

Celebrate Bloomsday With a Look at Joyce's Handwritten Manuscript

Hannah Keyser

The Missing Links: 'Office Space' in Real Life

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of Presidential Vacations

Ethan Trex

14 Reasons World War I Happened (And Four Things That Could Have Stopped It)

Erik Sass

Erik Sass has been covering the events of WWI exactly 100 years later. Here's a look back at how we got here.

16 Twitter Accounts for Word Nerds

Erin McCarthy

Even logophiles can improve their vocabularies by following these Twitter accounts.

This Assassin Only Kills If Its Victim Strikes First

Matt Soniak

Letting your opponent land the first blow usually isn’t a surefire strategy for winning a fight, but for one insect predator, it’s the only way to come out on top.

How the Blind Enjoy Movies

Chris Higgins


Why Shouldn’t I Mix Batteries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Rachel from Bay City, Michigan wrote in to ask, “Why do all of my things say not to mix old and new batteries or brands of batteries? What’s the worst that could happen?”

5 Questions: Dodge Cars III

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Who Is Larry O'Brien?

Ethan Trex

The Spurs are your NBA champions. Who's that guy whose name is on the trophy?

Eaten by a Grue: A Brief History of Zork

Rob Lammle

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.

8 Amazing Volcano Vacations

Robin Esrock the mag

Earth’s most furious mountains are also the most rewarding to visit.

Weekend Links: The Hottest New Sport: Futevolei

Roma Panganiban