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12 Smooth Facts About ‘The Hustler’

Eric D Snider

Pool wasn’t much of a mainstream sport back in 1961. Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason changed.

What Can Urban Wildlife Teach Us About Pollution?

Lorraine Boissoneault

Pigeons are like urban canaries in a coal mine. But they're not the only ones cluing us in.

Austrian Airline Claims to Have Launched the World's Shortest International Flight

Kirstin Fawcett

The trip from St. Gallen, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen, Germany, reportedly takes eight minutes,

Watch: What's in Toothpaste?

Chris Higgins

Abrasives, humectants, foaming agents, binders...what's all that stuff for?

Driverless Highway Lane Could Eventually Connect Vancouver and Seattle

Anna Green

A group of West Coast tech entrepreneurs want to dedicate an entire highway lane to autonomous cars.

Watch the World's Largest Elevator Carry Ships Over a Dam

Rebecca OConnell

Elevators aren't just for people.

What Are Those Tiny Spots on Apples?

Kate Horowitz

We wouldn't have apples without them.

Behold, the Live Shark Cam!

Chris Higgins

It's mostly rays, but those are cool too.

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day

Adrienne Crezo

Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.

Which Movie Characters Asked These Famous Questions?

Take the quiz!

You Can Now Make a Drone With LEGOs

Caitlin Schneider

Don't worry about smashing this airborne vehicle to smithereens—you can always rebuild.

Grab This Weekend's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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, September 24.

31 Genius Facts About Jim Henson

5. Henson crafted the first Kermit out of his mother's old turquoise coat.

Welcome to Wigtown: A Photo Tour of Scotland's National Book Town

Celeste Noche

This tiny Scottish town is every bibliophile's dream.

5 Foreign Sayings That Just Don't Translate

UK-based writer/illustrator Ella Frances Sanders brings the world's more unique idioms and adages to life with playful images in The Illustrated Book of Sayings.