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5 Rejected Designs for the Lincoln Memorial

Stacy Conradt

The National Mall would have looked much different if one of these had made the cut.

The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster

Miss Cellania

A 1909 fire at the Cherry mine in Illinois killed 259 men and three dozen mules.

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

David Holzel

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year's first sunburn.

Video: NPR Asks Astronauts Your Questions

Chris Higgins

"I definitely dreamed weightless...And then I would dream that way when I got home." -Cady Coleman, NASA astronaut

11 Surprising Facts About ‘The Room’

Mark Mancini

Tommy Wiseau’s unexpected cult hit is known as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies.”

This Room-Sharing Service Wants to Be Airbnb for Older Travelers

Michele Debczak

The Freebird Club caters to clients ages 50 and older.

Making Linseed Oil Paint From Scratch

Chris Higgins

Watch this painter make paint the old-fashioned way.

25 Facts About the Indy 500

On this week's List Show, John Green shares some facts about one of his favorite subjects—the Indy 500!

The Best Amazon Deals We Found This Week

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, we share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with our readers this week, and they’re still available.

13 Fun Facts About ‘The Muppet Movie’

Kristin Hunt

When The Muppets made their feature film debut in 1979, the result was pure magic.

3 Quick Tips for Spotting Fake Weather Pictures

Dennis Mersereau

With a little bit of experience and a keen eye for detail, it’s easy to see a bogus weather image a mile away.

Watch Weird Al Perform 'Word Crimes' Live

Chris Higgins

"You'd better slow down and use the right pronoun." -Weird Al

Awe-Inspiring Footage of a Lightning Storm in Slow Motion

Anna Green

Researchers at the Florida Institute of Technology recorded a lightning storm at 7000 frames per second.

Commitment Rings Keep Your Partner From Watching TV Episodes Without You

Alvin Ward

Soon, you won't have to worry about your partner sneaking in episodes without you.

10 Globe-Spanning Facts About Amnesty International

Nick Keppler

Amnesty International started with a British newspaper opinion piece published on May 28, 1961.