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Why Did Egyptian Pharaohs Wear False Beards?

Mark Mancini

Pharaohs were normally meticulous shavers, according to most archaeologists and historians. So why did they wear false beards while eliminating real ones?

The Late Movies: Supercut Central

Kaitlyn Boettcher

World War I Centennial: Germany Promises to Respect Belgian Neutrality, Austria-Hungary Mobilizes Against Montenegro

Erik Sass

6 Surprising Examples of Human Vestigiality

Kevin Kampwirth

People have speculated over the nature of seemingly useless physical characteristics in living things for thousands of years.

This is Where Tar Comes From

Will McGough

Pitch Lake is located on the southwest side of Trinidad, but a visitor will probably feel like they’re on the moon at times.

11 People Who Bring the Muppets to Life

Stacy Conradt

The Muppets have experienced a changing of the guard over the years.

The Missing Links: The Psychology of Scams

Colin Patrick

4 More Terrible People and How They Were Captured

David W Brown

Last week, we looked at a few very terrible people, and how law enforcement officials identified them and hunted them down. Here are a few more infamous killers, and how they were captured.

Short-Term Hearing Loss Actually Protects Ears

Meghan Holohan

For a few hours after particularly loud concert, the ringing in your ears makes it tough to hear.

10 Best-Selling Infomercial Products

Jennifer M Wood

As seen on TV—and likely your own credit card bill.

What Do Chechens Have Against Russia?

The Week

The Boston Marathon bombing suspects are ethnic Chechens. Did their homeland's plight help radicalize them?

Weekend Links: Llama Lovin’

Roma Panganiban

Champa: The Bear Who Got Brain Surgery

Jill Harness

While brain surgery has become a fairly common procedure with humans, it is still very rarely used on animal patients, who have drastically different anatomies than we do.

Bill DeMain Remembers George Jones

Bill DeMain

Weekend Links: Straight from the Photographer’s Mouth

Roma Panganiban