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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards

Jake Rossen

They're not above occasionally peeing in the pool.

Wednesday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

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, July 27.

In Search of That Authentic Philly Accent

Arika Okrent

Wooder and the iggles make an appearance.

Scientist Says Our Oldest Ancestor May Have Been Only ‘Half Alive’

Kate Horowitz

The earliest known ancestor of all living things made its home on a hydrothermal vent, subsisting on hydrogen and metal.

8 Movies That Were Originally Shot as TV Shows

Rudie Obias

Every once in a while, a TV series comes along that proves compelling—and lengthy—enough to be turned into a movie.

New Non-Melting Ice Cream Is the Ultimate Summer Snack

Mental Floss UK

I scream, you scream, we all scream when a glob of melted ice cream falls to the ground.

This Is What Happens to Your Blood After You Donate

Michele Debczak

It takes a lot to get blood ready for its new host.

Find a Front Row Seat For Gazing at the Cosmos With This Dark Sky Park Map

Caitlin Schneider

You can see thousands of stars with your naked eye, if you just know where to look.

11 Ways to Make Learning Arabic (Slightly) Easier

Zora ONeill

Any book that promises mastery in months is lying; more accurate is the common teachers’ adage “Seven years to learn it, a lifetime to master it.”

You'll Soon Be Able to Take Selfies With a Wearable Camera Drone

Anna Green

Nixie is a camera-mounted drone you can wear like a wristband.

'Oregon Trail' Is Now a Card Game

Rudie Obias

Forty-five years after it was created, Oregon Trail will make its way from the computer screen to the table top.

The Time Hasbro Helped Fund an Operation for the Creator of 'Operation'

Stacy Conradt

John Spinello sold the board game idea for $500. Though he never regretted it, the extra money certainly would have come in handy in 2014.

The 'Ax Man': New Orleans' Jazz-Loving Serial Killer

Jake Rossen

The Big Easy's most notorious killer said he'd spare victims on one condition: that they play jazz music.

Morning Cup of Links: Olympic Torch Protocols

Miss Cellania

Links to get your surfing started!

11 Facts About Philadelphia's City Hall

Benjamin Lampkin

The building, once referred to by Walt Whitman as “a majestic and lovely show there in the moonlight,” has stood as an architectural wonder in the City of Brotherly Love since 1901.

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