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Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swampland

Stacy Conradt

Where Walt Disney was going, he needed roads.

Let's Make Some Fall Decorations!

Miss Cellania

10 Future Stars Who Appeared on '80s Crime Shows

Shanna Yehlen

Long before these stars were even a twinkle in a tabloid editor's eye, they built their resumes by guest starring in '80s crime shows.

Meet the American Boas

Matt Soniak

The United States actually has two native boa species.

Watch This: Percussive Maintenance

Chris Higgins

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

Our eight-part Be More Interesting series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to cook the perfect steak.

How Pittsburgh Got Its "H" Back (and 7 Other Geographic Naming Oddities)

Stacy Conradt

Thanks to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, big cities and little towns lost a lot of character in the late 1800s.

Why Are Grape-Nuts Neither Grapes Nor Nuts?

the mag

Post Company founder Charles W. Post might have been good at creating popular cereals, but he wasn't the best at naming them.

15 Creative Converted School Buses

Virginia C McGuire

What happens to all those retired school buses?

The 6 Strangest Bootlegged Items

Chris Stokel-Walker

Wherever there's a profit to be made, there are sure to be people bootlegging and counterfeiting in an attempt to make a quick buck.

The Missing Links: On the Verge of Lightsabers

Colin Patrick

20 Adorable Photos of Cats and Dogs from Meet the Breeds 2013

Erin McCarthy

Every year, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The International Cat Association (TICA) gather more than 200 breeds of adorable puppies and kittens in New York City's Jacob Javits Center.

Tonight: "Don't Stop Believin'" on PBS

Chris Higgins

Strange States: Connecticut's Brain and Tumor Collection

Rob Lammle

The Strange States series will take you on a virtual tour of America to uncover the unusual people, places, things, and events that make this country such a unique place to call home.

What is Ricin?

Matt Soniak

Here’s what you need to know about the toxin everyone is talking about.

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