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How Irina Margareta Nistor Introduced Sylvester Stallone to Communist Romania

Kristin Hunt

She was the most famous woman in Romania during the 1980s, but no one had ever seen her face.

Underwater Robot Lets Researchers Virtually Explore Shipwrecks

Anna Green

The mermaid-like droid could forever change the way we explore shipwrecks.

This 'Digital Scent Speaker' Releases Aromas to Fit Your Mood

Michele Debczak

Different "scent playlists" pump out smells in 35-second increments.

Woman In New Zealand Returns Library Book That Was 68 Years Overdue

Andrew LaSane

Better late than never?

Retrobituaries: Jesse Applegate, Who Found a Safer Route on the Oregon Trail

Suzanne Raga

He established the Applegate Trail, a less dangerous route for settlers to take from the Midwest into Oregon.

Winners of This Small Town's Silly Rubber Duck Race Are Awarded a Serious Prize

Kirstin Fawcett

The annual “Ducky Wucky River Race” in Harvard, Massachusetts offers the victor a dinner of their choice, anywhere in the world.

Peacocks Use Vibrating Feathers to Attract the Ladies

Shaunacy Ferro

Their iridescent eyespots stay still while other parts of the feather oscillate, creating a captivating display for peahens.

How Do Draft Picks Get Personalized Jerseys So Fast?

Jason English

Do they print up jerseys for every possible scenario and send the extras to El Salvador?

Layla in Real Life: 10 Songs Written About Pattie Boyd

Roger Cormier

The ex-wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton made music history by asking two questions: "Prisoners?' and "Do I look alright?"

Infographic: How Ancient Egypt Shaped the Modern World

Anna Green

We owe a lot to our innovative forebears.

These Baby Products Use NASA-Inspired Fabric to Keep Infants Warm

Kirstin Fawcett

Little Lotus's temperature-controlled swaddles and blankets keep babies at a perfect 98.6 degrees.

Some Supplements May Boost the Effectiveness of Antidepressants

Kate Horowitz

A large study found that fish oil, vitamin D, and other supplements may increase the power of medication for clinical depression.

15 Lawful Facts About the 'Police Academy' Movies

Roger Cormier

Despite consistently poor reviews, the series spawned seven feature films, one live-action series, a cartoon, and a possible upcoming reboot.

Point Nemo: The Point in the Ocean Farthest From Land

Kate Horowitz

No place on Earth is farther from land than Point Nemo, also known as the Oceanic Pole of Inacessability.

Relax Beside a Flaming Death Star With This 'Star Wars'-Inspired Fire Pit

Michele Debczak

Indulge your Dark Side.