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Humans Saved Gourds and Pumpkins From Extinction

Kirstin Fawcett

Thanks to our ancestors' green thumbs, we can enjoy Thanksgiving staples like pumpkin pie today.

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘This American Life’ With Our Favorite 20 Episodes

Abbey Stone

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'This American Life,' we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite episodes.

Afternoon Map: Where’s All the Groundwater?

Shaunacy Ferro

A map shows how groundwater would be pooled across the Earth if it was brought to the surface.

Milwaukee Man Confuses Travelers with ‘Welcome to Cleveland' Sign on His Roof

Michele Debczak

Most epic prank ever.

25 Things You Should Know About Little Rock

Meg Van Huygen

14. It's where the country's hardworking Billy Basses go to retire.

Look Up Tonight! The Leonid Meteor Shower Will Blaze Across the Sky

Kirstin Fawcett

The celestial show occurs every November.

Why Is Your Cat Such a Picky Eater? Blame Bitter Taste Receptors

Shaunacy Ferro

The downside of refined tastes.

Limited Edition LEGO Slippers Keep Your Feet Safe From Brick-Stepping Accidents

Rebecca OConnell

Protect your feet from the agony of stepping on a LEGO brick.

10 Facts You Might Not Know About Olive Garden

Nicole Garner

Unlimited salad and breadsticks, coming right up.

Install a Living Beehive in Your Home

Michele Debczak

Here's the conversation piece you've been looking for.

This Taiwanese City Is Replacing an Old Mall With a Lagoon

Shaunacy Ferro

And an artificial beach!

11 Ingenious Ways to Make Your Next Flight Fly By

Long flights aren’t exactly the highlight of any vacation, but there are some simple tricks to make them easier and more comfortable.

Do Tortoises Like Being Petted?

Kate Horowitz

The massive reptiles lean into human touch like overgrown, leathery cats.

11 Spellbinding Facts About 'The Witches'

Garin Pirnia

When Roald Dahl, Jim Henson, and Nicolas Roeg combined forces, movie magic happened.

Morning Cup of Links: The 'Star Wars' Prequels Weren't All Bad

Miss Cellania

Some great links from all over!