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Burger King Tried to Settle McDonald's Beef with a McWhopper

Jake Rossen

It was an idea too delicious for this world.

11 Rapid-Fire Facts About 'The Untouchables'

Jake Rossen

While much of the film was fictional, Al Capone taking a baseball bat to a rival was based on bloody fact.

English Nonprofit Will Preserve WWI Conscientious Objectors' Jail Graffiti

Shaunacy Ferro

The Richmond 16 were imprisoned in England in 1916 for refusing to aid the war effort.

Watch This Snake Ruin a Timelapse of a Robin's Nest

Andrew LaSane

What was meant to be a hatching video quickly turned into a lunch feed.

Show & Tell: Caricature of the Chevalier D'Eon a.k.a. Mademoiselle de Beaumont

Stassa Edwards

A diplomat, spy, and celebrated fencer, D'Éon lived the first half of life as a man and the second half as a woman.

New Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil

Brooke Borel

“There are new things to discover in the soil, right here on Earth. You don’t have to go to Mars or the Moon to find something you don’t know.”

7 Silky Facts About Birman Cats

Kirstin Fawcett

The Birman looks kind of like the Siamese’s fluffy cousin—even though the two probably aren’t closely related.

People-Eating Nile Crocodiles Identified in Southern Florida

Jake Rossen

At 1600 pounds, the Nile crocodile is beginning to throw its weight around in the States.

The Missing Links: A Movie Written by AI

Colin Patrick

Netflix Launched a Site That Measures Your Internet Speed

Michele Debczak

Fast.com calculates your download speed in seconds.

Nutrition Labels Just Got Their First Big Update in 20 Years

Michele Debczak

Here's what to look for on the new labels.

10 Buttoned-Up Facts About Levi's

Stacy Conradt

The company received its first patent for riveted jeans on May 20, 1873, and more than 140 years later, they’re still one of the world’s most popular denim brands.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

Britain's Pets Face a Skyrocketing Diabetes Epidemic

Kirstin Fawcett

Put your pet on a diet—or at the very least, stop feeding it table scraps.

The Microwave Is Finally Getting an Update

Shaunacy Ferro

It can fit up to 16 ounces of food or drink, and will sell for $199 starting next year.

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