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1996: Kerri Strug Makes Olympic History

Jake Rossen

The Russian women's gymnastics team hadn't been defeated in 48 years. To do it, Kerri Strug had to jump with a torn ankle.

Air Canada Will Help Crowdfund Your Vacation

Jake Rossen

Canadians can now post travel campaigns in the hopes of getting family and friends to subsidize their trips.

The Cat in the Hat Is Running for President

Kirstin Fawcett

The campaign coincides with the launch of a new Random House book, "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."

Real-Life LEGO Minifigure Made a Terrifying Appearance at Comic-Con

Andrew LaSane

The "CreepyFig" is one toy your kids probably won't be putting on their wish lists.

10 of the Oldest Books in the World and Where to See Them

Claire Cock-Starkey

Some of these books are well over a thousand years old.

Scientists Study the Complex Roles of Gases in Our Bodies

Kate Horowitz

Researchers say these gases “affect our brain, mind, and behavior.”

12 Fascinating Facts About 'Tron'

Jake Rossen

Disney picked its original July 1982 release date just to mess with an ex-employee.

Scientists Find Solid Evidence for Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity

Kate Horowitz

The research supports the existence of a condition that some previously called imaginary.

The Most Popular Frozen Treats Around the World

Michele Debczak

Ice cream shouldn't be the only frozen dessert on your radar.

See How Jane Austen Edited Her Abandoned Novel Using Pins

Caitlin Schneider

The author's unfinished manuscript contains many odd characteristics, including a kind of precursor to the paperclip.

50 Verbose Verbs To Drop Into Everyday Conversation

Paul Anthony Jones

If you’re grandiloquent, then you like to use extravagant, high-flown words—precisely like the 50 verbs listed here, which either refer to everyday activities or else can be used in place of everyday

45 Minutes of Scary Stories, Courtesy of Freddy Krueger

Anna Green

Back in the 1980s, you could call a 1-900 number to talk to Freddy Krueger.

Save Trips to the Bookstore With Book of the Month Club

Andrew LaSane

Every month, the subscription service sends you picks from a curated list.

Sideways Swimming Is More Efficient for Hammerhead Sharks

Michele Debczak

It may look silly, but it serves an important purpose.

Morning Cup of Links: Pokémon Baby Names

Miss Cellania