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15 Fascinating Facts About ‘Forensic Files’

Jennifer M Wood

Creator/executive producer Paul Dowling shares some behind-the-scenes secrets of the iconic series, which premiered 20 years ago.

This Earthquake-Proof Building Is Anchored By a Net of Cables

Michele Debczak

Instead of building a safer structure from scratch, one architect found a creative solution.

11 Famous Birthdays to Celebrate in May

Caitlin Schneider

Have some cake this month on behalf of these historical figures, all of whom were born in May.

Watch This Trippy 1977 Apple II TV Ad

Chris Higgins

"The family can invent their own Pong games!"

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

Smart Shopping Team

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up.

Study Confirms What We Already Knew: Living Near Water Can Reduce Stress

Kate Horowitz

You don’t need a palace by the sea to reap the benefits, either.

Dubai Is Getting a 935-Foot-High Skywalk

Kirstin Fawcett

Just in case palm tree-shaped islands and an indoor ski resort weren't enough.

'Traceroute,' A Documentary about Nerds and Annihilation

Chris Higgins

"Maybe the physically impossible promise of 'unlimited breadsticks' haunts my skeptical mind." -Johannes Grenzfurthner

What Should You Do If You Find a Lost Baby Bird?

Anna Green

In this short animated video, Slate explains what to do if you find a baby bird out of its nest.

16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

Caitlin Schneider

From May Day to Memorial Day and everything in between, the month of May is full of delightful, offbeat holidays.

The Time Pink Floyd's Giant Inflatable Pig Floated Away

Nick Keppler

"That's my pig," Roger Waters told Coachella attendees as the inflatable swine drifted off into the desert.

Remember When HD Movies Came on VHS Tapes?

Chris Higgins

Yes, we used to cram HD movies onto VHS-style tapes. And it worked!

12 Outrageous Facts About Twisted Sister

Bryan Reesman

The shock rockers' "overnight" success was a long time coming.

Playing Cards Pay Homage to Groundbreaking Women in History

Caitlin Schneider

Get ready for the best royal flush you've ever seen.

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find Today, April 30

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 30.