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World War I Centennial: An Emperor’s Personal Plea for Peace

Erik Sass

Installment #54: As fighting between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire resumed in February 1913, Europe seemed to be teetering on the edge of a much wider war.

The Missing Links: Brain Boggling Images

Colin Patrick

Origins of 8 of the Strangest Place Names in Canada

Miss Cellania

Every country has place names that make you scratch your head and say, "What were they thinking?"

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.