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Why Do Brood V Cicadas Spend 17 Years Underground?

Matt Soniak

Periodical cicadas have had scientists scratching their heads for centuries.

Here's Why Confetti Is So Terrible for Video Quality

Michele Debczak

There's a reason why confetti makes everything a pixelated mess.

Don’t Have a Garden? Regrow Vegetables in Your Kitchen

Caitlin Schneider

Here's a good reason to avoid ditching those veggie scraps.

5 Facts About the Trickiness of Weather Forecasting

Dennis Mersereau

Combat Juggling Is Not Your Average Full-Contact Sport

Anna Green

Combat jugglers attempt to knock or steal each other’s pins out of the air and generally sabotage each other’s juggling.

Watch This Competitive Eater Down a Giant Bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Andrew LaSane

This would get you through a couple of Saturday mornings.

5 Questions: It's a "Mystery"

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This Summer, Treat Yourself With Neko Atsume Cookies

Rebecca OConnell

You don't even have to shell out for frisky bits.

11 Old Words for the Single- or Narrow-Minded

Mark Peters

We all know people who have tunnel vision. Here are some words you can use to describe them.

Morning Cup of Links: Genetic Experiments

Miss Cellania

Get your hot links here!

6 Televised Musical Performances That Caused a Stir

Nick Keppler

When the free-spirited world of music collides with the highly controlled, advertiser-driven world of television.

Who Was Old King Cole? (And Why Was He Such A Merry Old Soul?)

Paul Anthony Jones

No matter how fine his fiddlers’ fiddles might have been, and no matter how merry the king himself may have been, one question remains: Who on earth was Old King Cole?

Rent a Room in a Historic UK Landmark—for a Lower Price Than Most Hotels

Shaunacy Ferro

A British charity preserves historic architecture as vacation lodging.

6 Quick Tips for Buying a New Mattress

Erin McCarthy

Mattresses are a long term commitment: They last about a decade. So when you go to buy a new one, you really don’t want to screw it up.

Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica

Kate Horowitz

The Antarctic Search for Meteorites program (ANSMET) has been sending scientists into the snowy field since 1976.

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