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The Original LEGO Patent

Hannah Keyser

See the 1961 patent that would change playtime forever.

3 (Scientifically Proven) Ways to Learn a New Language

Foster Kamer the mag

In 2014, Penn State researchers found that adults who successfully tackled a new language strengthened their neural pathways, benefiting overall brain function and slowing deterioration.

The Lincoln Administration Turned Down a Chance to Populate the United States With Elephants

Erin Blakemore

When a new president takes office, it’s normal to get showered with diplomatic greetings, gifts, and political overtures.

A Spanish Seagull Reminds Us Why Bird's Eye View is the Best

Hayley Harding

If you want to get a great video of the Cíes Islands, try handing your GoPro off to a seagull.

New Zealanders Can Now Fill Their Cars With a Beer-Based Biofuel

Hannah Keyser

New Zealand debuts a biofuel containg a beer-byproduct.

15 Brilliant Facts About 'Dumb and Dumber'

Sean Hutchinson

We know you don’t want to hear the most annoying sound in the world, so how about some facts about the 1994 comedy classic, 'Dumb and Dumber'?

This Truck Folds Out Into a Fairytale Castle

Yelena Melnichenko

Once upon a time, a family of three moved into the coolest mobile residence ever.

Seeing Trees Can Make You Feel Healthier

Shaunacy Ferro

A Canadian study finds that 10 extra trees per city block made people feel as healthy as if they were seven years younger.

How to Start Enjoying Silent Movies

Brave Auction Buyer Nabs Overlook Bed From 'The Shining'

Caitlin Schneider

Jack and Wendy's Overlook Hotel bed recently sold at auction for just over $11,000.

15 Vintage Tips From 'Leica Photography' Magazine

Shaunacy Ferro

A look through the archives of the magazine reveals advice for photographing by dogsled and taking new-fangled color portraits.

The Missing Links: The Best of Comic-Con

Colin Patrick

These Teenagers Just Don't Get Encyclopedias

Erin McCarthy

“[Encyclopedias were] Google way back in the day,” one boy says. “It was the worst of times.”

Make a Slick Map Poster for Any City In the World

Shaunacy Ferro

Make your love for an under-the-radar hometown known.

We Reach Pluto Tomorrow! 10 Fast Facts About 'New Horizons'

David W Brown

We're witnessing history tomorrow as the 'New Horizons' probe reaches Pluto.