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11 Unbelievable Moments from Cocaine’s Early Medical History

Laser vs. Balloons

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: Bill Nye Emails the White House

Hannah Keyser

Does One Bad Apple Really Spoil the Whole Bunch?

Matt Soniak

It happens with people. Does it actually happen with fruit?

5 Questions: At What Cost?

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9 Terrifying Medical Treatments from 1900 and Their Safer Modern Versions

Even as medicine was rapidly improving, these downright scary or dangerous treatments were still lingering.

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail in Just Five Months

How to Win at Rock-Paper-Scissors

Alvin Ward

15 Facts About 'Half Baked'

Sean Hutchinson

14 Fun Scrabble Facts

Erin McCarthy

Behind the Scenes at Pop Chart Lab

Hannah Keyser

The Missing Links: The New York City Subway Spa

Colin Patrick

33 Amazing Facts About Beloved Childhood Toys

Stacy Conradt

When Twister was introduced in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box."

15 Odd Things We've Sent to Space for Some Reason

Roger Cormier

If there is intelligent life on other planets with powerful telescopes, they must have been very confused sometimes.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, Kickstarter and the web.