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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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What's the Purpose of the Teeny Pocket In a Pair of Blue Jeans?

Andrew LaSane

Spoiler alert: It was not designed to hold loose change.

The National Archives Has Released a Coloring Book of Retro Patents

Michele Debczak

Not all of these ideas made it off the ground.

This Textured Bar Promises to Change the Way You Experience Chocolate

Caitlin Schneider

It's what's on the outside that counts.

6 Foolproof Ways to Make Cheap Booze Taste Better

Clair McLafferty

Settling on a cheap bottle of booze doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on taste.

There's a Secret Chess Game in Facebook Messenger

Anna Green

By typing “@fbchess play” into the chat window, users can challenge any of their Facebook friends to a game of digital chess.

This Interactive LED Lamp Lets You Get Creative With Your Lighting

Andrew LaSane

Home illumination just got a lot more interesting.

Monikers is a Beautiful—and Fun—Party Game

Rebecca OConnell

More fun than Apples to Apples.

22 Unusual Slippers To Keep Your Feet Warm

Rebecca OConnell

Trade in your old house shoes for something with a little more flair.

12 Wondrous Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza

Benjamin Lampkin

The oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is also the only one left standing.

How the Perfect Pancake Recipe May Help Us Treat Glaucoma

Michele Debczak

These researchers tested 14 recipes in the name of science.

15 Things You Didn't Know About Van Gogh's 'Portrait of Dr. Gachet'

Kristy Puchko

3. Dr. Gachet was more than a muse.

Vintage Valentines from 100 Years Ago

Shaunacy Ferro

Explore the New York Public Library’s collection of vintage Valentines.

6 Tax Deductions You Might Be Missing

Kate Rockwood

People in their 20s and 30s face a lot of life changes, and life changes can lead to big deductions.

Watch a Musician Play the Last Stradivarius Guitar in the World

Anna Green

There are five remaining Stradivarius guitars left in the world—but only one is still playable.

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