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4 Coin Flips That Changed History

Erik van Rheenen

In honor of Flip a Coin Day, here are four big decisions that came down to a simple question: Heads or tails?

Weekend Links: Logodaedaly

Roma Panganiban

Weekend Links: 'Ferris Bueller' House Finally Sells

Roma Panganiban

9 Famous Movie Locations, Then and Now

Rebecca OConnell

SCENEPAST has a library of more than 700 pinpointed film and TV locations to explore.

A Twitter Scavenger Hunt for Cold Hard Cash

Hannah Keyser

Why Do So Many Churches Have "First Church of" in their Names?

Matt Soniak

Reader Nick from New York wrote in to ask, “Why do so many churches have 'First' in their names? Why do we rarely see 'Second' or 'Third' churches?"

11 Awesome Things You Can See At The Explorers Club

Hannah Keyser

A Guide to Using Beer in Cocktails

Clair McLafferty

Our primer on fermentation and some flavor compounds common to beer.

The Missing Links: Return of the Rainbow

Colin Patrick

25 Facts About John Adams

Arthur Holland Michel

Lawyer, statesman, president, gadfly, New Englander: John Adams was a lot of things, but boring wasn't one of them.

The Actual Size of Greenland

Rob Lammle

Africa is about fourteen times larger than Greenland, but on many maps they're roughly the same size.

WWI Centennial: “Militarism Run Stark Mad”

Erik Sass

Two years after the sinking of the Titanic the world was gripped by news of yet another horrific maritime disaster—but developments behind the scenes foreshadowed something even worse.

Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up

Chris Higgins

The Surprising Origins of TV Character Names

Christian Bond

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and here are some examples of how deep show creators had to dig.