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15 Strategic Reserves of Unusual Products

Meg Van Huygen

While many countries keep stockpiles of the obvious things, like petroleum or gold, you might be surprised to hear what others have been collecting in their federal reserves—and why.

Get the Weekend's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, October 15.

15 Twisted Facts About Rubik's Cube

Jake Rossen

The yellow squares were once considered a serious health risk.

15 Incredible Moments in the History of Facial Hair

Presented by GEICO.

15 of the Longest-Running Scientific Studies in History

Austin Thompson

Some experiments require time. Lots of time.

A Brief History of Pencil-Making

Shaunacy Ferro

Henry David Thoreau changed writing forever, and not just by hanging out by Walden Pond.

15 Reasons to Consider a Rescue Dog

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Watch Blue Man Group's Tiny Desk Concert

Chris Higgins

This trio of blue men truly rock.

15 Examples of the Most Dramatic Metamorphoses from Youth to Adult

Erica Cirino

There are many animals besides butterflies that undergo dramatic transformations from youth to adult.

15 International Fall Traditions You'll Want to Adopt

Presented by GEICO.

The Origins of All 30 NBA Team Names

Scott Allen

And which teams could have been the Spirit, the Mounties, the Unicorns, and the Juice.

This Explorer's Corpse Has Been Trapped in Ice for More Than a Century

Meg Van Huygen

Keep an eye out for his skeleton in the sea in about 250 years.

How Slim Goodbody Helped Kids Discover Their Inner Superhero

Michele Debczak

“The Inside Story” made being healthy feel cool.

12 Facts About Shirley Chisholm, The First African-American to Run For President

Megan Snyder

Before Hillary Clinton's historic rise, Shirley Chisholm lead a revolutionary campaign as the the first African-American to run for president for a major party.

18 Awesome Video Stores That Are Still Open for Business

Rudie Obias

Take that, Netflix!