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Is Your Sense of Direction Innate?

Lucas Reilly

Some people are like homing pigeons: Drop them off anywhere, and they’ll find their way around. Other people, though, can’t tell when they’re holding a map upside down.

Morning Cup of Links: Disney Villain Inspirations

Miss Cellania

11 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate In February

Hannah Keyser

Sure, Valentine's Day gets all the commercial airtime and drugstore aisle displays come February, but we've rounded up plenty of other quirky holidays to celebrate on the other 27 days.

5 Questions: Phobias and Fears

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10 Ways Sochi Is Not Ready

Hannah Keyser

People arriving in Sochi have been quick to point out the unexpected quirks.

15 Weird Things Celebrities Have Autographed

Jill Harness

Sure, having a star sign a part of your body is strange—but it gets much, much weirder than that.

The Missing Links: Punny Business

Colin Patrick

29 Misconceptions About Alcohol

This week Hannah Hart from My Drunk Kitchen looks at some of the common misconceptions related to alcohol consumption.

9 Famous Artists Who Began as Street Performers

Alex Watt

The Spanish word buscar, which means to seek, gave us the term “busker.” The art of busking, or street performing, gave us these household names.

Johnny Cash on Sesame Street

Chris Higgins

The Mystery of the Sloth Poop

Matt Soniak

Three-toed sloths are just that: three-toed, and slothful.

Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Marvel Comics launches a new comic about a Muslim American teenage superhero from Jersey City. Plus, the best comic about ants you'll ever read.

10 Priceless Smithsonian Artifacts You Can Print At Home

Joy Lanzendorfer

That Abraham Lincoln life mask you've always wanted is coming soon to a living room near you—all you need is a 3D printer.

How Do You Pronounce "Sochi"?

Arika Okrent

Before Sochi was selected as the host of the 2014 winter Olympics, not many people had heard of it, so it didn't have a widely known English pronunciation.

5 Questions: "Ghost" of a Chance

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