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The Missing Links: Rise of the Mammoths

Colin Patrick

10 Unintentionally Horrifying Statues of Famous People

Hannah Keyser

Having a statue erected in your likeness sounds like it would be an honor.

12 Guardians of the Galaxy Mashups

Miss Cellania

The Rise and Fall of Heinz’s Green Ketchup

Mark Mancini

Chocolate is brown, mustard is yellow, and ketchup is red—or so goes conventional wisdom. But in 2000, one condiment giant decided to give “America’s Favorite Ketchup” a Technicolor makeover.

Grinding Peanut M&Ms in Extreme Slo-Mo

Chris Higgins

The Most Popular Baby Names by State

Jason English

Today's maps look at each state's most popular baby name, per Social Security Administration data.

4 Good Reasons Why People Say “I Could Care Less”

Arika Okrent

It turns out, there are a number of things about English that conspire to make “I could care less” a less irrational phrase than it might seem.

How the Akron RubberDucks Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

From now until Opening Day, we'll be taking a look at the stories behind some of the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

Why Do We Call Parrots "Polly"?

Kara Kovalchik

The generic name “Pol” for a parrot can be traced back to England since at least the early 1600s.

Making Clothes from Microbes

the mag

With her "biocouture" fashion line, Suzanne Lee is growing the clothes of tomorrow in a lab.

Morning Cup of Links: Extreme Animal Migrations

Miss Cellania

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Kids Explaining Computers in 1984

Chris Higgins

So what is a computer? Let's ask some kids on Sesame Street in 1984.

3 Sneaky Chemical Tricks Used by Animals

Matt Soniak

These critters are sneaky!

Adorably Perplexed Kids React to Rotary Phones

Erin McCarthy

If you are a person of a certain age, you remember what it was like to use a rotary phone—the slow process of dialing, the weird clicking sound the wheel made. These kids are too young for that.

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