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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.

Show & Tell: A 17th Century Toilet Pendant

Stassa Edwards

Fashion, hygiene, and medical ideas of the day all blended together in this object.

Cars Stuck in Traffic Are Filled With Polluted Air

Shaunacy Ferro

Yet another reason those long commutes aren't good for you.

Why Is an Informant Called a “Stool Pigeon”?

Kara Kovalchik

After all, pigeons aren’t known to be particularly talkative birds.

Check This Database of Airline Food Reviews Before Your Next Flight

Anna Green

Not all in-flight meals are created equal.

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