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

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Helen Keller

Suzanne Raga

She's history’s most famous deaf-blind person, but she was also a vaudeville performer who was investigated by the FBI.

Fascinating Facts You Might Not Have Known About the Fourth of July

Kirstin Fawcett

We'll purchase 150 million hot dogs, for starters.

11 Apps to Help You De-Stress on the Go

Shaunacy Ferro

Put a little Om in iOS.

New Fin Cameras Will Capture the Secrets of Great White Shark Migration

Shaunacy Ferro

Shark Café Cameras will help great white researchers determine what exactly goes on at the Pacific Ocean hotspot where the sharks spend their winters and springs.

What's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle?

Chris Higgins

If you only know Heisenberg from "Breaking Bad," watch this.

17 Solid Facts About 'Stripes'

Roger Cormier

The movie that made fun of the U.S. Army that actually helped the U.S. Army.

11 Best Veggie Dips You Can Make at Home

Suzanne Raga

Summer is the best time to take advantage of fresh veggies with satisfying, homemade dips.

Inside 1982's Artificial Heart

Chris Higgins

A look back at the Jarvik-7 and its famous first patients.

The Week's Best Amazon Deals You Can Still Get

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.

14 Fun Facts About ‘Hairspray’

Kristin Hunt

In 1988, Pope of Trash John Waters surprised fans by releasing his first—and only—PG movie.

Vegetables Grown on Mars Will Be Safe to Eat, Scientists Say

Anna Green

They say radishes, peas, rye, and tomatoes grown in ersatz Martian soil are suitable for human consumption.

Explore 6 Million Years of Human History in Only 10 Minutes

Kirstin Fawcett

We've come a long way as a species.

Meet Needybot, Portland's Fuzzy Robot

Chris Higgins

Needybot wanders an office, asking for help and often getting stuck.

How Political Ads Sway Our Emotions Using Classic Filmmaking Techniques

Anna Green

The "montage" is a century-old technique that's beloved by film directors, and presidential hopefuls.

Name the Missing Word in Each Book Title

Take the quiz!

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