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12 Futuristic Facts About ‘Escape From New York’

Matthew Jackson

Thirty-five years ago, John Carpenter set the standard for dystopian cinema and created one of the most iconic sci-fi films ever made.

What's the Exchange Rate Between Harry Potter Coins and Muggle Money?

Michele Debczak

A reddit user recently analyze the worth of wizard money—and it really puts Harry's wealth into perspective.

Why Is Pee Yellow?

Kate Horowitz

Yellow pee is a sign that your body is healthy.

The Ongoing Hunt for a Capsule That Landed on the Moon 50 Years Ago Today

David W Brown

So scientists are searching the Moon pixel by pixel to find what perhaps one day could be some sort of national park for lunar inhabitants.

Jenlagged: A Comic Travelogue from Angoulême (Part 5)

Jen Vaughn

American cartoonist Jen Vaughn is currently there and is creating a live comic travelogue about her experience at the 43rd annual Angoulême International Comics Festival.

15 Facts for Norman Rockwell's Birthday

Mark Mancini

The artist is still celebrated for depicting Americana at its best.

Watch 100 Years of Zombies in Pop Culture in Under Three Minutes

Andrew LaSane

From drinking special potions to "turn" to being particularly adept at running, the changes over the years are more than just an upgrade in makeup effects.

The Missing Links: The Man Who Made the Looney Tunes Sound Effects

Colin Patrick

Who Was Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue"?

Stacy Conradt

Though it’s one of Buddy Holly’s most famous tunes now, “Peggy Sue” was almost an entirely different song.

Watch This Giraffe Give Birth to a Tiny Calf at a South Carolina Zoo

Kirstin Fawcett

A live streaming webcam caught real-time footage of the baby giraffe just moments after it was born.

5 Financial Planners Share Their #1 Tip for Managing Money

Kristin Wong

"Set it and forget it" applies to your savings, too.

Grave Sightings: Richard Gatling

Stacy Conradt

Dr. Richard Gatling invented a lot of things, but he's best known for the deadly creation that bears his name.

Birth Mother and Her Daughter Reunite After 82 Years Apart

Kirstin Fawcett

More than eight decades after her baby was taken away by the state of New York, a 96-year-old woman has been reunited with the child she never knew.

Infants Can See Image Differences That Adults Cannot, Study Finds

Anna Green

Babies may be able to see image details that are invisible or imperceptible to adults.

Do I Really Need to Take Vitamins?

Kate Horowitz

Do vitamin supplements improve your health—or do more harm than good?

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