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Shel Silverstein's Unlikely Rise to Kid Lit Superstardom

the mag

Shel Silverstein bridged the worlds of adult and children's art, while becoming wildly popular in the process.

30 Facts About The Karate Kid

Tim Lybarger

It's been 30 years since Daniel LaRusso and his mother packed up and moved from New Jersey to sunny California.

Weekend Links: All the Money in the World

Roma Panganiban

How Microwave Ovens Work

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Pigeon Mail

Roma Panganiban

How the Picturephone Failed

Chris Higgins

9 Times Companies Used Puppets to Sell Stuff

Roger Cormier

There has been a lot of backlash with puppets in commercials lately. That wasn't always the case.

What Makes American Whiskey Unique?

Clair McLafferty

The Summer Homes of 5 Legendary Authors

the mag Lucas Reilly

What do great authors do at their summer homes? Compose our favorite beach reads.

The Missing Links: Amazing Before and After Visual Effect Shots

Colin Patrick

What's the Oldest Thing You Own?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

10 Fleet-Footed Facts About Coelophysis

Mark Mancini

Coelophysis was but a humble player in an ecosystem teeming with strange and wonderful creatures.

Danger Lab: Scaling Glaciers to Study Minuscule Worms

the mag

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

12 Tattoos Inspired by Famous Books

Jill Harness

We’ve seen librarian tattoos, geeky tattoos, sci-fi and video game tattoos, but now it’s a chance for the more educated tattooees to show off their ink with these fantastic literary tattoos.

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