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Why Is the NBA Shot Clock 24 Seconds?

Ethan Trex

The NBA’s 24-second shot clock was invented in 1954 by Syracuse Nationals owner Danny Biasone, who wanted to force teams to pick up the pace of games. Why 24 seconds?

Grave Sightings: The Wright Brothers

Stacy Conradt

The Government Takes Action On Declining Honeybee Populations

Hannah Keyser

"The Myriad Reflector": The Early, Forgotten Disco Ball

Erika Berlin

The First Plastic Billiard Balls Routinely Exploded

Shaunacy Ferro

When you played billiards during the early days of plastic, you took your life into your hands.

Why Graduates Dress the Way They Do

Miss Cellania

Graduation attire may seem weird, but it's born of tradition, honor, and rank.

9 Bizarre Celebrity Product Endorsements

Rudie Obias

How Chuck Jones Animated the Mongoose in 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'

Erin McCarthy

12 Old Toasts for Modern Occasions

Sonia Weiser

Relive 40 Years of Special Effects Magic in One Minute

Sonia Weiser

The Missing Links: We Almost Got More 'E.T.'

Colin Patrick

This Corporate Headquarters Looks Exactly Like the USS Enterprise

Beth Anne Macaluso

5 Places Covered in Poop

Jake Rossen

38 Of The Most Desired Emojis Might Be Coming Soon

Rebecca OConnell

14 Fascinating Facts About Ocean Sunfish

Shaunacy Ferro

The Mola mola—which looks like a prehistoric shark that lost a tail in an epic battle—might be the world's weirdest fish.