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Music History #18: "Shipbuilding"

Bill DeMain

Stuck for suitable words to his tune, Clive Langer played it for his friend Elvis Costello. Within a few days, Costello had written a poetic and emotional lyric about the Falklands War.

Take 25% Off on T-Shirts: It's T-Shirt Tuesday!

Erin McCarthy

The Sticky History of San Luis Obispo, California's Bubblegum Alley

Bryan Dugan

If you step on a piece, it ruins your day. But in San Luis Obispo, California, it’s perfectly OK to chew a big hunk of chicle and stick it on the walls of Bubblegum Alley.

How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?

Chris Higgins

This is What a Fish Thought Looks Like

Roma Panganiban

Singing the ABCs in 8 Different Languages

Arika Okrent

Morning Cup of Links: NASA Rocket Scientists Study NASA Rockets

Miss Cellania

Morning Cup of Links: Did You Get Fooled?

Miss Cellania

The Innocent Origin of Yellow Journalism: How the Yellow Kid Fueled the Pulitzer/Hearst Rivalry

Maggie Ryan Sandford

The Missing Links: Awesome Flying Objects

Colin Patrick

20 Offbeat Holidays and Anniversaries to Celebrate in February

Laura Turner Garrison

There are plenty of reasons to party this month.

What 1967 Thought 2001 Would Look Like

Chris Higgins

13 Directors Who Work With the Same Stars Again and Again

Bryan Dugan

Maybe it’s a good working relationship that keeps these directors and actors coming back for more. Maybe it’s romance. Or perhaps it’s because when the two collaborate, the box office explodes.

Where Did High Heels Come From?

Caisey Robertson

High heels, though a staple of nearly every woman’s closet these days, aren’t exactly the most reasonably designed footwear.

A Guided Tour of Animaniacs: Volume 4 with Rob Paulsen and Tom Ruegger

Scott Neumyer

We sat down with Tom Ruegger and Rob Paulsen to get all the behind-the-scenes details about the show’s final episodes.