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Grave Sightings: Jesse James

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

11 Body Parts Named After People

Ethan Trex

Who is Paul Langerhans, and how did his islets wind up in your pancreas?

Why the Inside of a Camel's Mouth Looks Like a Sarlacc Pit

Erin McCarthy

If you can get over the whole spitting thing, camels are pretty cute—at least until they open up their mouths

What is the Funny Bone, and Why Does Hitting It Hurt So Much?

Matt Soniak

The "funny bone" is neither funny (when you whack it on the edge of a piece of furniture), nor a bone (whether you whack it or not).

What's the Difference Between Flotsam and Jetsam?

Rick Marshall

Along with serving as the names of two villainous eels in Disney's animated classic The Little Mermaid, the phrase “flotsam and jetsam” is often used to describe the floating debris found in the

Powder + Subwoofer = Awesome

Erin McCarthy

Ever wonder what would happen if you put powder on a subwoofer and turned up the bass? Well, wonder no more: In The Essence of Sound, director Susi Sie did just that.

This Is What a Never-Ending Baseball Game Would Be Like

Nick Greene

The Missing Links: Amazing Floating Things

Colin Patrick

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in April

Hannah Keyser

Plenty of reasons to party this month!

This Carnivorous Plant Uses A Catapult

Matt Soniak

Carnivorous plants are pretty awesome, taking revenge on the animal kingdom for our plant-eating ways, but they lack a certain sense of the dramatic.

11 Fantastic French Phrases for Baseball Terms

Hannah Keyser

Montreal Expos broadcasters had to translate the lexicon of America's pastime into French.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's most interesting comics include a new Aquaman book and two comics with a very similar premise.

Samuel L. Jackson Performs Slam Poem About Boy Meets World

Jason English

"I don't think I've ever seen one episode of the show."

11 Surprisingly Smart Birds

Next time someone tries to put you down by calling you "bird brain," make them think again by introducing them to these 11 wickedly smart avians.

Why is a Game of Dice Called "Craps"?

Kara Kovalchik

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