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20 Board Games Based on ’70s and ’80s Television Shows

Kate Erbland

Back during the golden age of serial television, a surprising number of shows got the board game treatment.

Super Bowl I Tickets Cost $12 and Still Didn't Sell Out

Jason English

The NFL has come a long way since the first Super Bowl in 1967, when the league charged $6, $10, and $12—and couldn't even sell out.

Nellie Bly's 72 Day Trip Around the World

Roma Panganiban

Around the World in 80 Days, a fictional account of one man's trip around the globe, wasn’t sci-fi by any means, since those means of traveling—steam ships, omnibuses, and railroads—did exist at

The First Handheld Cell Phone Call

Chris Higgins

4 Atomic-Themed 1950s Beauty Queens

Anne Wheeler

During the 1950s, the American people suffered from a severe case of Atomic Fever—and sometimes our fervor showed up in some pretty strange places.

All the Original Nintendo Games on One Poster

Erin McCarthy

Why Shouldn't We Eat Oysters in Months Without an R?

Will McGough

You've probably heard the food-world adage about how we shouldn’t consume oysters during months that don’t contain the letter R. But does R really stand for risk?

Morning Cup of Links: Valuable Dollar Bills

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Remember When This Was Your Brain?

Colin Patrick

5 How-To Manuals from the Middle Ages

Therese Oneill

From dying to being a king, these manuals had people in the Middle Ages covered.

Strange States: California

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.

Behold, the Vacuum Bazooka!

Chris Higgins

Morning Cup of Links: There She Is, Miss America

Miss Cellania

How Does an Exception Prove a Rule?

Arika Okrent

Wouldn’t it do just the opposite? Doesn’t it prove that the rule does not hold for all cases and is therefore not a rule at all?

How to Build a Wilderness Shelter

Trapped outside without a tent? Don’t worry. With a little ingenuity, you can build a shelter that will keep you safe while ensuring you have a fascinating survival tale to tell.