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Weekend Links: Where Computers Go to Die

Roma Panganiban

How Many Presidents Visited All 50 States Before Leaving Office?

Mark Mancini

Clean Up Your Unsightly Yard With a Rentable Goat

Rebecca OConnell

4 Amazing Greetings from Around the World

the mag

Use these tips to say hello like a local.

WWI Centennial: Gallipoli

Erik Sass

Mr. Wizard Explains the Atari 1200XL

Chris Higgins

"You can control the color image on the screen by, uh, juggling that."

Weekend Links: The Eiffel Tower’s Secret Apartment

Roma Panganiban

How to Avoid the 29 Biggest Computer Mistakes (of 1993)

Chris Higgins

"You're only allowed to have one floppy disk in the disk drive at one time."

3 Gangsters of the Plant Kingdom

Matt Soniak the mag

Most plants are sweet, sunlight-chugging citizens. These carnivorous kingpins are not.

16 Movies That Almost Starred Al Pacino

Jennifer M Wood

Michael Corleone as Han Solo? A look back at the many iconic roles that could’ve been for Al Pacino, who turns 75 years old today.

Impress the Ladies and Surf in a Business Suit

Rebecca OConnell

Over the Rainbow: The Technicolor Life of the Man Who Created Oz

the mag

Once upon a time, fairy tales were dark fables designed to scare children into good behavior. This author thought kids deserved better.

Brian Skerry's Gorgeous Dolphin Pictures For National Geographic

Rebecca OConnell

50 Facts About the 50 State Capitals

Alvin Ward

This week, John Green goes around the country pointing out interesting things about all the state capitals.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Dr. Strangelove '

Michael Arbeiter

Stanley Kubrick’s bleak Cold War satire 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' belongs to a class and genre all its own.