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21 Historical Roles and Responsibilities of the Wedding Party

Jen Doll

Here's what used to be expected of bridesmaids, groomsmen, and even the guests at a wedding.

Love Ancient Ruins? Play ArchaeoMadness

Jen Pinkowski

It's like March Madness for archaeology nerds (check!).

10 Starry Facts About 'Contact'

Mark Mancini

"Are we alone in the universe?" is a question that many movies have asked. But few have given it more thought than this 1997 adaptation of Carl Sagan’s bestselling novel.

10 Groovy Facts About 'The Jackson 5ive'

Sonia Weiser

For a brief moment in Saturday morning cartoon history, 'The Jackson 5ive' saw cartoon versions of Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael embarking on adventures—and totally jamming out

6 Vintage Games We Should Bring Back

Therese Oneill The Week

The Museum of Play has an extensive collection of games you've probably never heard of.

Watch: How Squid, Octopus, and Cuttlefish Skin Works

Chris Higgins

These sea creatures can camouflage themselves at will. But how?

Early Americans Worked Hard to Get Their Caffeine Fix

Anna Green

A thousand years ago, getting a caffeinated beverage wasn't as simple as just walking to the nearest coffee shop

Man Types Faster With His Nose Than Many Can With Their Fingers

Mental Floss UK

Pecking out 103 characters of text in less than a minute is nothing to sniff at.

Fish Was Once Currency in Newfoundland

Shaunacy Ferro

In the northern Atlantic fishing communities of Canada, cod was the currency of choice.

German Literary Critic Reviews IKEA Catalog

Anna Green

Hellmuth Karasek thinks it's a scandal that “the world’s most widely distributed book” has never received a proper review.

10 Plans to Weaponize Animals

Janet Burns

"Rats, explosive."

Listen to the Music of the Solar System With This Addictive App

Shaunacy Ferro

Solar Beat is a designer’s interpretation of the music of space.

Bear Rehab Teaches Grizzlies Not to Attack Humans

Anna Green

Bear rehabilitation centers give aggressive grizzlies a second chance at living in the wild

Why Is Spicy Food Spicy?

Jen Pinkowski

Feel the burn! We look into pepper heat in the latest WHY?, our new series for curious kids and their parents.

What’s The Right Way To Make A Tom Collins?

Clair McLafferty

The cocktail itself is just four ingredients: gin, simple syrup or sugar, lemon juice, and soda water.

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