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Who Are Harry and David?

Matt Soniak

If you’ve ever been enrolled in the Fruit-of-the-Month Club or gotten a Tower of Treats as a gift, you’re probably familiar with the names Harry and David, but don’t know much about them.

8 Surprising Facts About Malaria

Chris Higgins

How to Cliff Dive

What could be more majestic and interesting than sailing through the air before gracefully landing in the water? You get to look awesome while gravity does all of the actual work.

19 Sports Injuries Weirder Than Nate Burleson's

Ethan Trex

Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car crash that occurred after he "tried to adjust one of the pizza boxes falling off a seat in his black 2009 GMC Yukon."

9 Sequels Written Decades After the Original Book

Stacy Conradt

Today marks the release of Doctor Sleep, a new Stephen King novel that checks in with The Shining’s Danny Torrance several decades after his stay at the Overlook Hotel.

Top 10 Viral Hits of the Pre-Civil War Years

Arika Okrent

An analysis of 1.6 billion words from 41,829 issues of 132 newspapers in the period covering 1830 to 1860 uncovered these top 10 viral hits of the pre-Civil War era.

The 25 Most Powerful Websites

the mag

These sites changed what we eat, how we vote, and the ways we kill time at the office.

5 Places That Are Still On Fire

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: The Facial Hair Champs

Colin Patrick

Grave Sightings: Herman "Ed" Hollis, Gangster Hunter

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

12 Wonderful Pieces of Jim Henson Fan Art

Jill Harness

In honor of what would have been the creator’s 77th birthday, here are some delightful artworks based on Jim Henson.

Brain Game: We're Back!

Sandy Wood

The Yeti, John Green, and PBS Go On the Road

Chris Higgins

Did Calling Junk Email "Spam" Hurt SPAM Sales?

the mag

Hormel Foods introduced SPAM, a delicious portmanteau of “spiced ham,” in 1937. The use of the email term “spam,” on the other hand, is harder to trace.

Visiting New York's Secret Museum

Jason English

A few weeks ago, we discussed a secret museum hidden in a freight elevator. For our latest Fiesta Movement mission, we headed down for a visit.

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