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Awesome Places (Arguably) Ruined By Popular Books

A rice paddy in Bali, a medieval Italian fortress, a logging town in Washington, and a few hunky-dory hiking trails have all found themselves at the center of a lot of unexpected attention.

7 Tough Facts About Tardigrades

Kate Horowitz

The microscopic “moss piglets” may be the hardiest creatures on Earth—and anywhere else.

Ditch the Mall and Get Outside This Black Friday

Kirstin Fawcett

Several states are offering free admission to parks and recreation areas.

The Origins of 15 Holiday Foods and Drinks

Joi Louviere

How exactly did they arrive in our holiday spreads?

10 Elevated Facts About Grand Teton National Park

Megan Snyder

There's a reason it's one of the 10 most-visited national parks in the country

And The Award for Biggest Movie Explosion Goes To...

Roma Panganiban

Michael Bay has some catching up to do.

Ridiculous U.K. Traffic Laws of Yore

Chris Higgins

The highway speed limit was 4mph, and somebody had to walk in front of the car waving a red flag.

13 Playful Facts About the ‘Toy Story’ Trilogy

Rebecca Pahle

Some fun facts to take you to infinity and beyond.

18 Epic Facts About ‘Dances With Wolves’

Jeff Wells

The movie that turned Kevin Costner into Oscar-Winner Kevin Costner is 25 years old.

Here's How Daylight Saving Time Affects Your Part of the Country

Michele Debczak

How many early sunrises does your region get?

15 Delicious Facts About Doughnuts

Anna Green

From the city with the most doughnut shops to the origins of the doughnut hole, these 15 facts will whet your appetite.

Who's in Space Right Now?

Chris Higgins

Five ways to keep tabs on our spacefaring friends!

12 Intense Facts About ‘Platoon’

Eric D Snider

'Platoon' made waves by showing the Vietnam War from the perspective of someone who fought in it.

Scientists Pinpoint Where Happiness Lives in the Brain

Jen Pinkowski

Are the brains of happy people different from those of unhappy people?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Sex in Space

Kirstin Fawcett

You'll need leather straps, for one.