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How a Motley Crew of Counterfeiters Saved George Washington, the Continental Army, and the USA

Lucas Reilly

Henry Dawkins was always a bit of a scoundrel. His knack for law breaking, however, inadvertently saved the USA.

What Happens When You Crack an Egg Underwater?

Alvin Ward

The fish love it.

Weekend Links: Superhero Hometowns

Roma Panganiban

How Steinway (Still) Makes Pianos

Chris Higgins

It Curves! A Brief History of Wiffle Ball

Ethan Trex

Wiffle Ball season is once again upon us.

How to Procrastinate Wisely, According to Writer Roxane Gay

Jen Doll

If you’ve ever been on the Internet, chances are you’ve stumbled across a thought-provoking essay by hyperprolific writer and English professor Roxane Gay.

How Do You Pronounce 'Crayon'?

Jason English

Today's map breaks down where sticks of colored wax used for drawing are "crans" and where they're "cray-ahns."

10 Facts About Cachaça

Glynnis MacNicol the mag

Move over rum! Brazil’s favorite spirit is coming to town.

Some Things That Happened on June 28

Chris Higgins

Born: Mel Books, John Cusack, Felicia Day. Bitten by Mike Tyson: Evander Holyfield. Ended: World War I.

Weekend Links: War and Cheese

Roma Panganiban

WWI Centennial: Archduke Ferdinand Is Murdered in Sarajevo

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

8 Old Wedding Traditions You Didn't Know Existed

Therese Oneill

Showing your tush to the wedding photographer isn’t the strangest or most objectionable tradition the human race has dreamt up in the past few centuries.

17 Disney Park Windows Worth a Closer Look

Stacy Conradt

There is no “random” at Disney parks. Just like almost all of the other little details you’ll find tucked away at Disney, the names on the windows are there for a reason.

The Missing Links: The Smell of Overwhelming Sadness

Colin Patrick