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A Tim Burton-Themed Bar Is Opening in New York

Shaunacy Ferro

It's Halloween all year long at Beetle House.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 25

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, April 25.

How Two College Students Are Changing the Game By Preventing Sports Injuries

the mag

Founded by two college athletes, BioMetrix is creating wearable technology that detects a body’s weak spots, then coaches the user on how to stay in the game.

Smart Clothespin Tells You When Your Laundry Is Done

Rudie Obias

“Peggy” also keeps track of the weather.

10 Locations That Allow You to Be in Multiple Places at Once

Sarah Grossbart

A few more spots that play it loose and free with the idea of clear boundaries.

Kellogg’s Launches Breakfast With Cleopatra Virtual Reality Experience

Rudie Obias

For anyone who has ever wanted to eat cereal in ancient Egypt …

20 Fun Facts About Penguins

Hannah Keyser

Some things you might not know about everyone's favorite flightless bird (sorry, emus).

The Time Walt Disney Almost Lost His Job at Walt Disney Studios

David W Brown

When Walt Disney first arrived in California, he had a demo reel, no money, and few prospects.

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12 Screwball Facts About Frank Capra

Anna Green

He had a degree in chemical engineering, popularized the word "doodle," and tried to steal another director's Oscar.

How Did Saloons in the Old West Lock Their Doors at Night?

Kara Kovalchik

What stopped no-good varmints from crawling underneath the doors?

Watch Surreal Drone Footage of New York City Shot Using the Vertigo Effect

Michele Debczak

You've never seen aerial footage like this.

You Can Now Buy NASA’s 1975 Graphics Standards Manual

Caitlin Schneider

The guide was unceremoniously ditched by the agency in 1992, but thanks to a successful Kickstart campaign, it can now be yours.

8 Fascinating Facts About the Roads You Take Every Day

David W Brown

Henry Petroski's new book, 'The Road Taken,' is a jaunty tour of America's transportation infrastructure.

This Video Explains How Analog Film Works

Anna Green

Learn about everything from aspect ratio and film stock to the chemical makeup of a film strip.