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The Missing Links: Don’t Wear A Gorilla Suit to the Zoo

Colin Patrick

The Mystery of the "Space Roar"

John Cuturic

While there are some theories, we still don't know what's causing it.

14 Facts About the Cookiecutter Shark

Erin McCarthy

The cookiecutter is already a cinematic star thanks to a supporting role in the 2011 horror film Shark Night 3D, but there’s a lot about this rarely-seen shark that’s still a mystery.

What’s the Difference Between “Prison” and “Jail”?

Sean Hutchinson

Many use the terms “jail” and “prison” interchangeably, and while both terms refer to areas where people are held, there's a substantial difference between the two methods of incarceration.

What French People in 1900 Thought Life Would Be Like in 2000

Hannah Keyser

In addition to a range of tedious activities going automatic, the biggest theme seems to be an anticipation that we will tire of earthly pursuits and take to the sea and sky.

42 Quotes From Germans About American Troops After World War I

Nick Greene

Excerpts from a 1919 U.S. report on German attitudes towards American troops.

LEGO To Release Female Scientist Figurines

Hannah Keyser

A trio of female scientists—an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist—are coming to the LEGO universe later this summer.

This is What Kansas Looks Like (in Timelapse)

Chris Higgins

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Featuring a comic book sequel to 'Big Trouble in Little China'

The Most Common Cause of Death in Each State Besides Heart Disease and Cancer

Alvin Ward

Using statistics to figure out how you're likely to die.

The Missing Links: Banksy in LEGO

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of the Cat Café

Rachel Poletick

What starts with a C and wakes you up first thing in the morning? If you said coffee, you’re half right. But the other half you may not have considered.

19 Rare Recordings of Famous Authors

Joy Lanzendorfer

Twenty years ago, it was impossible for most of us to listen to JRR Tolkien read Elvish or see Zelda Fitzgerald grin at a camera or hear an inebriated Hemingway shout about pigeons.

83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

Jason English

John Green put our growing collection of slang dictionaries to good use.

What's The Difference Between Grasshoppers and Locusts?

Hannah Keyser

There is something swarming in New Mexico. The infestation is so thick that clouds of insects are showing up on the radar like, well, real clouds.

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