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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.

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.

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.

10 Stunning Museums in North America

Jill Harness

Last month, we took a look at some of the most beautiful museums in Europe. Now it’s time to hop across the pond and explore some of the loveliest museums in North America.

The Real Names of 10 Operation Ailments

Stacy Conradt

Cavity Sam has been plugging away, suffering through numerous operations at the hands of unskilled amateurs since 1965.

Morning Cup of Links: Movies That Did the Book Justice

Miss Cellania

How to Free Dive

Humans have been free diving—plunging under the water with just a lungful of air—for over 2500 years, and today’s top pros can make it 700 feet deep on a single breath.

Why Are They Called "Barbershop Quartets"?

Kara Kovalchik