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When Washington, D.C. Gave the Pope a Truly Rocky Reception

Christopher Klein

In 1855, D.C. residents were anything but thrilled with a gift from the pope.

Giant Megaphones Built In Estonian Forest Amplify the Sounds of Nature

Olivia Harrison

If you would like to do some meditating or relaxing, a forest clearing is a good place to go. A group of students in Estonia took that idea and amplified it, literally.

UK Subway Riders Share Their Commute With Crabs

Olivia Harrison

#PizzaRat isn't the only animal having trouble on a metro line.

10 Electrifying Facts for Michael Faraday's Birthday

Mark Mancini

This world-changing genius was born into poverty on September 22, 1791.

We're All Mispronouncing Mount Everest's Name

Simon Brew

Colonel Sir George Everest gave his name, if not the pronunciation of it, to Mount Everest.

How Hitler's Volkswagen Beetle Conquered America

Jake Rossen

In the 1960s, the ugly little car became an international phenomenon—and changed advertising forever.

A Geographically Accurate Map of the London Underground

Shaunacy Ferro

After a Freedom of Information request, London's transportation authority finally created a Tube map that shows the actual distance between stops.

11 Valuable Antique-Hunting Tips

If you’re looking for the perfect antique piece to complete your home, brush up on your attack plan before heading out.

Rowhouse or RV? The Most Popular Types of Housing in Every Major American City

Jennifer M Wood

How we live, and the structure in which we’re most likely to do it, changes with geography.

How Paleoartists Recreate and Illustrate Dinosaurs

Gabe Rivin

What mixture of scientific fact and artistic fantasy goes into dinosaur illustrations?

Italian Street Artist Channels Audubon, Paints Stunning Bird Murals Across U.S.

Beth Anne Macaluso

It's the migration of a lifetime.

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14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Se7en’

Jake Rossen

David Fincher was thinking outside the box for his classic thriller.

Can a Computer Make a Meme?

Gretchen McCulloch

Computer can haz meme?

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