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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Brain Game: YY U R

Sandy Wood

15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore

Therese Oneill

Some of these beauties were left behind by improved technology or changing fashions. All are exquisite samples of the culture they existed in.

15 Animals With Delightful Hidden Talents

GEICO’s delightful customer service is so amazing that it seems like the company has a secret superpower for making its customers happy.

15 -Philes and What They Love

Amanda Green

Love is patient. Love is kind. And often, love is denoted by the Greek root -phile.

We've Got Big Plans for Today

Jason English

We celebrate the 11th day of every month by running 11 '11 lists.' This month we're turning it up a notch—four notches, actually—and doing it again on the 15th.

Morning Cup of Links: Can You Draw the USA?

Miss Cellania

15 Ambitious Plans to Colonize the Moon

DeAnna Kerley

Back in 1638, clergyman John Wilkins wrote an entire science fiction book devoted to the prospect of a lunar voyage.

15 Strange and Awesome Cookbooks

Therese Oneill

Beyond Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and even Alton Brown exists a culinary world limited only by human imagination and gag reflex. Here we explore some lesser known but very intriguing cookbooks.

15 More Excellent Victorian Slang Terms You Should be Using

Erin McCarthy

These words and phrases are due for a comeback.

The Actor Inside R2-D2 Is Not a Fan of the Guy in C-3PO

Colin Patrick

Kenny Baker was the actor inside R2-D2 in the six Star Wars films. And he doesn’t have a ton of affection for his fellow droid.

5 Geniuses Who Renounced Their Work

the mag Clay Wirestone

It’s tough being brilliant. It’s even tougher when you hate your own masterpieces.

The Bloody Benders, America's First Serial Killers

Miss Cellania

Car-a-mel or Car-mel? 3 Reasons for Syllabically Ambiguous Words

Arika Okrent

Some words can be pronounced with two different syllable structures. What’s more interesting than fighting about who’s right is understanding why these differences arise.

The Science of New York City's Public Spaces

DeAnna Kerley

Back in 1969, a social scientist by the name of William H. Whyte helped the New York City Planning Commission draft a plan for the public spaces in the city.