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A super-skimmable daily digest filled with crazy, fun stories.


42 of the Best Least Popular Baby Names From 100 Years Ago

Arika Okrent

Some pretty fabulous names lurk near the bottom of the SSA's baby name lists.

Matchsticks Once Sickened and Deformed Women and Children

Kristina Killgrove

The ravages of "phossy jaw"—necrosis of the jaw bone caused by phosphorus poisoning—may have been discovered in a young teenager's remains.

This Architecture Firm Specializes in Inflatable Structures

Michele Debczak

Plastique Fantastique's architecture is cheap, temporary, and easy to install.

The FDA Wants Your Help Defining The Word "Natural"

Anna Green

Nobody has any idea what it means.

Medical Error May Be America’s Third Leading Cause of Death

Kate Horowitz

But we don’t know for sure, because we don’t actually keep track.

9 Tips for Landing Your Dream Job

Abbey Stone

Landing your first ever “real job” doesn’t have to be panic-inducing, but it does require you to do your homework.

Now You Can Pay Someone to Yell at Customer Service for You

Anna Green

Never wait on hold again.

Clip Art Returns to Microsoft Office

Michele Debczak

The early 2000s relic is making a comeback.

See the Horned Lizard’s Bloody Defense Mechanism in Slo-Mo

Kate Horowitz

If you can't beat 'em, squirt 'em.

60 Facts About the 'Star Wars' Universe for Star Wars Day

Sean Hutchinson Jennifer M Wood

May the 4th be with you.

Customize Your Workspace With Printed Vinyl Desk Covers

Andrew LaSane

Apply any image you want to these high-quality standing desk covers.

The Force Is Strong With This 'Hamilton'-'Star Wars' Mashup

Andrew LaSane

"My name is Luke the son of Anakin."

Recently Discovered Middle-Earth Map Has Annotations By J.R.R. Tolkien

Anna Green

The annotated map has been acquired by Oxford's Bodleian Libraries.

These Are the Best Gifts to Give for Teacher Appreciation Week

Michele Debczak

This week, get the teachers in your life something they'll actually value.

Scientists Discover Likely Cause for Earthquakes in Southeastern U.S.

Taylor Berman

The quakes will likely continue in the region for some time.