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3 Times Trees Were Taken Too Soon

the mag

These trees met their untimely ends at the hands of celebrities, drunk drivers, and graduate students.

Get a 3D Replica of Yourself and Your Dog

Caitlin Schneider

8 Times People Sued Over Booze

Sarah Grossbart

Alcohol can make people do ridiculous things—and we’re not just talking about regrettable tabletop dances.

Why We Can't Remember Colors Accurately

Shaunacy Ferro

Our memory simplifies colors down to the most basic hues.

12 Illuminating Facts About General Relativity

Caitlin Schneider

This year marks the 100th anniversary of a scientific breakthrough that fundamentally changed our world.

The Famous Writer Who Brought Down Famous Writers School

Jake Rossen

Fame and fortune via mail order. What could go wrong?

4 Hurricane Simulators That Whip Up Fake Storms

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers use powerful fans, rip down trees, and spray water to simulate dangerous storms.

Chat With an African Penguin in a Google Hangout

Rebecca OConnell

If you have ever wanted to ask a penguin something, now is your chance!

Finish These Dr. Seuss Titles

9 Bizarre Objects Owned By Henry VIII

Paul Anthony Jones

The most famous king in British history owned some very unusual curiosities indeed.

The Missing Links: LEGO-ize Your Pictures

Colin Patrick

15 Electrifying Facts About the Fender Stratocaster

Chris M. Junior

More than six decades after its introduction, the Fender Stratocaster is still one of rock 'n' roll’s most iconic electric guitars.

Surtsey Island's Mysterious Plant Invader

Stacy Conradt

Scientists didn't know what to make of the greenery that popped up on the remote island.

15 Common Expressions Younger Generations Won't Understand

Arika Okrent

Here are 15 etymologies to answer the questions of future English speakers. Because the future is already here.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

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