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How a Blind Architect is Changing Design

Caitlin Schneider

Chris Downey lost his sight 7 years ago, but never considered leaving architecture. He's continued to design with a whole new set of insights on what it means to experience the world.

Neurotic People May Be More Likely to See Faces in Objects

Jen Pinkowski

If you see faces in random objects, you may be kind of neurotic.

Charlie Chaplin Once Sued An Imposter Named 'Charlie Aplin'

Suzanne Raga

When an imposter started making movies as "Charlie Aplin," the real Charlie Chaplin sued.

13 Dangerous Facts About ‘Jackass’

Garin Pirnia

Don’t try this at home.

Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson Talk Pluto

Chris Higgins

"It even has a heart, unlike you." -Stephen Colbert to Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Real-Life Creatures with Superhero Abilities

Hayley Harding

As masters of architecture able to hold loads 5,000 times their own body weight, ants are without a doubt superheroes of the animal world, but they're not alone in their superlative abilities.

6 Historical Heads Stolen From Their Graves

Bess Lovejoy

F.W. Murnau isn't the only historical figure to have lost his head after death.

What a Hammerhead Shark Sees

Take a ride on a hammerhead with this GoPro video.

6 People Who Claimed to Have Been Romanovs

Hayley Harding

Some merely wanted to be famous, while others were convinced that they truly had royal blood coursing through their veins.

The Missing Links: The History of Creepy Dolls

Colin Patrick

Watch a Super Silly ‘50s Band-Aid Commercial

Caitlin Schneider

The 1950s commercial touts Band-Aids new "Super Stick" technology and demonstrates its efficacy with an unexpected prop.

Creepy Little Fanged Fish Discovered in Australia

Shaunacy Ferro


Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good?

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

They both used to mean terror-inducing. How did they end up meaning such different things?

Pod City: Need a New Podcast Addiction? Here are 8 to Try

Whitney Matheson

The best new podcasts to download now.

Amazing Images of Classic Japanese Fart Battles

Shaunacy Ferro

A beautiful scroll from 19th century Japan depicts an epic battle of flatulence.