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When Texas Had Embassies and Ambassadors In Europe

Alvin Ward

Everything's bigger in Texas, but their diplomatic representation overseas was rather small.

Bert & Ernie Go to the Movies

Chris Higgins

Revisit a charming segment in which Ernie can't keep his mouth shut. (Shh!)

Central Park's Lamp Posts Have a Hidden Trick To Help You Navigate

Caitlin Schneider

You don't need a map or a phone to get around Central Park—the tools are all right there.

Look Up Tonight! Venus and Jupiter Will Appear Extremely Close to Each Other

David W Brown

This is the closest the planets will appear to each other in the night sky until 2065.

The Case of the Deadly Bagpipes

Kate Horowitz

Doctors say a British man’s fatal lung infection was likely caused by daily use of his fungi-filled wind instrument.

This Weekend's Can't-Miss Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 27.

Comparing Coach-Class Legroom Across Airlines

Shaunacy Ferro

JetBlue may feel cramped, but it's super roomy compared to other airlines.

Watch How Bicycles Were Made (in 1945)

Chris Higgins

It's a staggering amount of work!

For the First Time in a Century, A Dodo Skeleton Is Coming Up for Auction

Bess Lovejoy

The composite skeleton is "95% complete," and nothing like it has come up for auction in over a century.

7 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Be Missing Out On

Kristin Wong

Amazon Prime gives you a lot more than just free shipping.

A One-Day Art Show Dedicated to Kurt Russell Is Opening in San Francisco

Anna Green

“Kurt Russell Deep Cuts" is the first-ever exhibition dedicated exclusively to the actor's career.

Baby Simulators Linked to Higher Risk of Teen Pregnancy

Kate Horowitz

“The cure for teen pregnancy is more difficult than a magic doll,” says one expert.

10 Deep Facts About Pearl Jam's 'Ten'

Roger Cormier

Part of the album's appeal might just be a fire extinguisher and a pepper shaker.

Don’t Blame the Weather: Airline Issues Are Behind Most Flight Delays

Michele Debczak

Clear skies don't necessarily indicate a smooth trip.

Krispy Creme Creates Reese's Peanut Butter Doughnuts

Kirstin Fawcett

Sadly, they're only available in Australia for now.