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How Mao Accidentally Turned Mangoes Into Divine Objects of the Cultural Revolution

Nick Greene

It all happened because Mao was a re-gifter.

The Horrors of Anglerfish Mating

Matt Soniak

When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from its head. Endless nightmares following.

How to Make Cycling Across the U.S. Look Easy

Brain Game: Handouts

Sandy Wood

This Sixth-Grade Science Fair Project Shocked Scientists

Jessica Hullinger

Florida has a lionfish problem. This menacing creature, which comes decorated with venomous spines, is an invasive species threatening the state’s habitat and wildlife.

10 Breathtaking Photos of the Elusive Moonbow

Rebecca OConnell

Lunar rainbows!

If An Ambulance Hits You, Do They Have To Pick You Up?

Nick Greene

The 5 Weirdest Traffic Laws On, and Off, the Books

the mag Lucas Reilly

The rules of the road are a little weirder in some places than in others.

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15 Things You May Not Have Known About 'X2: X-Men United'

Sean Hutchinson

Nothing can be as shocking as seeing Magneto and the X-Men teaming up, but these hidden facets of X2 are worth a closer look.

7 Animals That Eat One Food Almost Exclusively

Brooks Hays

Occasionally, deep in the bliss of a fourth of fifth or sixth slice of pizza, you might remark, "I could eat pizza for the rest of my life." But most of us aren't dedicated enough to fo

When a Black Hole Dies, Is a White Hole Born?

Jessica Hullinger

Like a galactic purge, all the matter and light sucked in by the black hole is now spewed outward.

The Missing Links: Hand-Making A Movie Classic

Colin Patrick

10 Stunning Travel Photos From a Former Bond Trader

Robin Esrock

Uber-traveler Rus Margolin, a former bond trader turned world traveler, sent us his most epic photo ops.

A Brief History of the Roller Coaster

the mag

The history of the roller coaster is more than a little loopy.