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5 Strange News Stories From This Week

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all around.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Monet's 'Water Lilies'

Kristy Puchko

Claude Monet's 'Water Lilies' is beloved around the world, a radiant example of French Impressionism and the glory found in nature.

Take a Peek Inside TASCHEN's Gorgeous New 'Mad Men' Book

TASCHEN's effortlessly cool two-volume book set is filled to the brim with stills from the show, stunning costume details, interviews with the cast and crew, and excerpts from the award-winning script.

17 Bloody Facts About ‘Friday the 13th’

Matthew Jackson

The landmark horror film has inspired countless imitators and nearly a dozen sequels.

What Is Thundersnow?

Dennis Mersereau

Aside from awesome, that is.

11 Mysterious Facts About Okapis

Mark Mancini

These forest-dwelling creatures weren't discovered by western scientists for centuries.

Wearables May Be Able to Tell When You're Falling Ill

Kirstin Fawcett

Smart devices can monitor our pulse rates, skin temperature, and other vitals, and notice when they're off.

Why Don’t Royals Use a Last Name?

Shaunacy Ferro

They have one, but don't often use it.

Here’s Why Overbooked Flights Are Unavoidable

Michele Debczak

It's a matter of probability.

Would You Get On This Extremely Unlucky Airplane?

The Week

"Flight 666 to HEL is now boarding."

50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Candies

Suzanne Raga

Americans eat roughly 22 pounds of candy each year.

Jack Daniel's Wants You to Drink Whiskey-Flavored Coffee

Jake Rossen

Internet taste testers have declared it "sort of burnt" and "pungent."

U.S. Currency Depicts Lady Liberty as a Black Woman for the First Time

Michele Debczak

This marks a first in the U.S. Mint's 225-year history.

13 Reasons People Think the Number 13 is Unlucky

Stacy Conradt

Happy Friday the 13th!