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17 Ancient Abandoned Websites That Still Work

Lucas Reilly

The golden age of dial-up is over, but these Internet fossils will make you feel like it’s 1996 all over again.

How Do Houses Get Numbered?

Kara Kovalchik

You’d think that if you lived on a small cul-de-sac with only four houses, it would be simple: The house numbers would simply be one, two, three and four. But Government is not about “simple.”

8 Paintings Every Art Lover Must See in Person

Posters and prints just don’t do great works of art justice—especially these.

Morning Cup of Links: Dallas + 50 Years

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Not Weak

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5 Things Built in Places You Wouldn't Expect

M Asher Cantrell

Typically, when one needs to have a building constructed, they’ll put it in a spot that makes sense. These people apparently didn't get the memo.

Why Add Bitters to a Cocktail?

Clair McLafferty

Bottles of bitters aren’t just cool bar decorations anymore.

Benoît Mandelbrot, Father of Fractals

Chris Higgins

The Missing Links: Alex Trebek Is Losing It

Colin Patrick

8 Famous Movies and the Lawsuits That Plagued Them

Rudie Obias

They might make you see your favorite movies in a different light.

Modern Problems: "I found a dead bug in my water, and the restaurant manager wasn't very helpful."

AJ Jacobs

DEAR A.J., I went to my local diner, and they served me a glass of ice water—with a dead mosquito in it. I asked the manager what he planned to do about it.

9 People Who Killed JFK, According to Conspiracy Theorists

Meredith Danko

Among those who don't believe Oswald acted alone, the same names keep popping up. With varying degrees of plausibility, here are 9 people and groups who've been blamed.

Do Fetuses Go to the Bathroom in the Womb?

Matt Soniak

The answer may gross you out.

What Are the Best International Sporting Events?

The World Series and the Super Bowl are great, but if you’re willing to break out your passport, you can find even more exciting (or strange) action abroad.

15 Words Etymologically Inspired by Animals

Arika Okrent

Animals have always been important to the lives and livelihoods of humans, so it’s no wonder they've left a mark on language.

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