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11 Elegant Facts About Top Hats

Megan Thielking

From the patriotic number that Uncle Sam sports to the titular topper in Dr.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Led to a Major Breakthrough in ALS Research

Michele Debczak

Here's the difference $220 million in donations made.

Hummingbird Tongues Are Little Nectar Pumps

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study of how hummingbirds eat shows that their tongues act as micropumps to draw fluid in.

Banksy's New Dystopian Amusement Park-Themed Exhibition Opens this Weekend

Hannah Keyser

The exhibit is "a festival of art, amusements, and entry level anarchism," Banksy writes. "[A] family theme park unsuitable for children."

The Missing Links: “Winners Don’t Use Drugs”

Colin Patrick

Cameras in This Japanese Subway Station Can Spot Drunkenness

Michele Debczak

West Japan Railways is using technology to keep intoxicated riders safe.

How to Drive Safely, According to a Martian-Filled 1959 PSA

Shaunacy Ferro

“Stop Driving Us Crazy!” puts a religious spin on reckless driving.

No Small Splatter: The 10 Slimiest Stunts of 'Double Dare'

Jake Rossen

The show's production designer on the art of crafting giant, booger-filled noses.

Stoners Keep Stealing 420 Mile Markers, So Some States Have Replaced Them With 419.9

Hannah Keyser

Some states have been forced to replace them with less appealing numerals.

Inside Disney World's Secret "Tunnels"

Stacy Conradt

Walt was all about preserving the magic of his theme parks. Here's how he made it happen in Orlando.

Cats Helped Drive Some Early Dogs in North America to Extinction

Mark Mancini

A recent study offers cat lovers some new ammunition in the "cat vs. dog" superiority debate.

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People Think Food Labeled "Organic" Tastes Better—Even If The Label Is Fake

Hannah Keyser

A new study has found that people think the same food tastes better when it's labeled as ethically sourced.

How Tea Parties Got Their Start—and How to Hold One Like a Victorian

Bess Lovejoy

Everyone knows to never use red cloth at any party unless royalty is present. Right?

The Gruesome Assassination of Leon Trotsky

Erin Blakemore

How a one-time Soviet hero ended up buried in his backyard in Mexico.

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