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14 Epic Facts About ‘Gangs of New York’

Eric D Snider

Martin Scorsese’s ode to old-timey criminals was 32 years in the making.

Germany Installs Ground-Level Traffic Lights for Distracted Phone Users

Michele Debczak

Pedestrians can see if a train's coming without looking up.

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Is Glass a Liquid?

Chris Higgins

"Rigidity and plasticity are not absolute terms but relative...." -Grove Karl Gilbert, Geologist

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

Smart Shopping Team

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up.

14 Presidential Facts About 'Veep'

Roger Cormier

The Emmy-winning HBO series returns tonight. At least one Supreme Court Justice will be watching.

Why Does It Seem Like Tornadoes Target Mobile Homes?

Dennis Mersereau

The factoid is somewhat true, but for the wrong reasons.

Watch a Japanese Chef Prepare a Meal of Poisonous Pufferfish

Kirstin Fawcett

It takes years of training—and lots of skill—to properly prepare fugu.

Can You Solve the Green-Eyed Logic Puzzle?

Chris Higgins

Here's a classic stumper.

This Short Documentary Shows Early Reactions to 'Dungeons and Dragons'

Anna Green

The popular game was once associated with demonology, witchcraft, and a string of teen murders.

Video Reveals Unexpected Visual Patterns in Unrelated Films

Anna Green

Whether done in homage or completely unconsciously, these visual parallels prove that filmmakers are working under the influence.

The Time Elvis Bombed in Las Vegas

Nick Keppler

Before the King was a Vegas mainstay, Elvis had a Sin City stint cut short because he was so poorly received.

The Surprising Intelligence of Slime Molds

Chris Higgins

That's a pretty clever pulsating blob of goo.

8 Crime Fiction Characters From Florida

Alex Segura

There's a plethora of great pulp fiction in the Sunshine State.

French Town Fights Vandals By Endowing Statue With a Removable Penis

Caitlin Schneider

After decades of retrieving and reinstating the stolen organ, officials have decided to keep it to themselves.