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Telecommunications in the 1990s, According to 1969

Adrienne Crezo

In the 1960s, much effort was made to predict technologies of the future. They weren't always this accurate.

10 Magnificent European Museums

Jill Harness

We previously looked at beautiful libraries from across the globe, but if you’re looking to expand your travels to educational locales with beautiful architecture, you may also consider traveling to t

What's the Origin of the Phrase "Run Amok"?

Daven Hiskey

If you've ever found yourself using the phrase “run amok” and wondered, “What’s an ‘amok’?” look no further, because here’s your answer.

How to Survive Without Water

Stuck in the wilderness with nary a drop of water in your canteen? Don’t worry. You can survive this situation and live to tell an incredibly interesting tale.

The Late Movies: Codefellas

Chris Higgins

World War I Centennial: Peace Palace Opens

Erik Sass

5 Animals Disguised as Other Animals

Jennifer M Wood

I am lion, hear me bark.

16 OED Words That Became Obscure (Including Bransle, the Twerk of 1662)

Arika Okrent

While the OED is respected for enshrining time-tested, respectable words, it also preserves the odd, rare, and obsolete—exactly the category for which “twerk” is likely headed.

The Story Behind Stockholm Syndrome

Stacy Conradt

Many people associate Stockholm Syndrome with Patty Hearst. But the term was actually coined the previous year in Sweden.

The Missing Links: The Life of A Severed Head

Colin Patrick

Grave Sightings: Mother Goose

Stacy Conradt

22 Songs that Write Themselves from The Songwriter’s Rhyming Dictionary

Arika Okrent

While usual rhymes like moon/June are scattered through the lists, the true genius of the book is in pairings like better half/telegraph.

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I highlight the five most exciting comic releases of the week. The list may include comic books, graphic novels, digital comics and webcomics.

5 Toilet Technologies of the Future

Chris Higgins

Here's a roundup of some promising toilet-related technologies that could make pooping safe for the world.

Where Did the 8 Glasses of Water A Day Myth Come From?

The Week

Good news: You will probably not die if you have only three glasses of water today.