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Huge Quantities of Cocaine Discovered in Coca-Cola Shipment

Anna Green

Coca-Cola factory employees found about 816 pounds of cocaine hidden in a concentrated orange juice shipment.

How Mayor McCheese Helps Explain a Plausible Theory of Time Travel

Nick Greene

And what "The Hustle" has to do with Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, and the Mayor of McDonaldland.

Your 'Best' Hours Might Not Be Your Most Productive

Kate Horowitz

Morning people are no better off; come daybreak, their risk of making self-sabotaging excuses increases.

Johnny Cash's Tennessee Ranch Has Been Turned Into a Museum

Michele Debczak

Cash called the retreat “the center of my universe.”

Take a Writer's Retreat in Canada with Margaret Atwood

Kirstin Fawcett

The retreat is located on Pelee Island in Lake Erie, where Atwood is a longtime seasonal resident.

Seal Poop Keeps Shutting Down a Cape Cod Beach

Shaunacy Ferro

The beach is finally cleared for swimming—for now.

13 Vicious Facts About 'Sid and Nancy'

Eric D Snider

The title was chosen to remind people of Romeo and Juliet, but the star-crossed lovers in Alex Cox's punk drama had worse problems than those teens from Verona.

Why Do I Get Cavities?

Autumn Spanne

Your mouth is a busy place. There are hundreds of different kinds of bacteria living on your teeth, tongue and gums.

Olympian Publicly Thanks First Grader for Returning Stolen Gold Medal

Kirstin Fawcett

Being a Good Samaritan pays off.

Kenyan Olympian Claims Gold, Wins Electricity for Her Village

Shaunacy Ferro

Faith Kipyegon's family can finally watch her race.

14 Sacred Facts About Machu Picchu

Benjamin Lampkin

3. Spanish conquistadors never found Machu Picchu.

Watch Classic Soviet Sci-Fi Films for Free Online

Shaunacy Ferro

Don't worry. There are subtitles.

How Do You Handcuff a One-Armed Person?

Michele Debczak

Adaptability comes in handy. So does a belt.

The West Virginia Town Where Wireless Signals Are Illegal

Lucas Reilly

No cell phones. No WiFi. No radio. It's either your dream or your nightmare.

Tuesday's Amazon Deals You Won't Want to Miss

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, August 31.