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Take a Virtual Tour Inside the World’s Parliaments

Shaunacy Ferro

A new book explores how the layout of parliament buildings connects to the politics inside them.

11 Extravagant Pet Beds for Your Best Friend

Alvin Ward

Spoil your pets!

What are Auctioneers Saying When They Talk Super-Fast?

Chris Higgins

"One dollar bid, now two, now two, will you give me two?"

The American Foods Mark Twain Craved While Traveling Abroad

Michele Debczak

The long list includes bacon, peach cobbler, and possum.

13 Elusive Facts about Greta Garbo

Suzanne Raga

The Swedish Sphinx will debut on Sweden's currency next month.

26 Fancy, Unusual Plurals That Work Like “Attorneys General”

Arika Okrent

Some plurals work in unexpected ways.

How the Band-Aid Was Invented

Chris Higgins

Necessity is truly the mother of invention.

The Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10

Stacy Conradt

“If you like, give me a ten dollars bill green american, in the letter, because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would like to have one of them.”

You Can Still Get This Week's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

Amazing/Weird Period Board Game Teaches Kids About Menstruation

Shaunacy Ferro

Move around the board with just a quick spin of the ovaries.

'Monopoly' Gets a Miami-Inspired Makeover

Kirstin Fawcett

Artist Romero Britto redesigned the game's board to look like a piece of pop art.

Why Traffic Jams Happen (and How to Fix Them)

Chris Higgins

If we all drove like robots, everything would be fantastic.

This Vibrating Pen Lets Anyone Make Pointillist Art

Anna Green

The electronic pen contains an electromagnetic mechanism that can generate 600 ink dots per minute.

Xbox One Owners Might Have "Free" Games Waiting for Them

Rebecca OConnell

Consider them gifts from the old you to new you.