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The Smithsonian Saved the Ruby Slippers—and the Scarecrow's Costume Is Next

Kirstin Fawcett

After securing funds to restore Dorothy's iconic red shoes, the institution is looking to raise an additional $85,000 to conserve the Scarecrow’s costume.

Don't Miss Tuesday's Top Amazon Deals

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, October 25.

The Effects of Brexit Hit the Model Train Industry

Michele Debczak

The devaluation of the pound is being felt across Britain.

9 Spooky Halloween Events Worth Traveling For

Miss Cellania

These parades and jack-o'-lantern festivals are a notch above your neighborhood party.

Letters in Acronyms

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Uber's Self-Driving Truck Delivered 50,000 Beers for Its Maiden Voyage

Jake Rossen

The self-driving revolution promises to be refreshing.

Scientists May Have Figured Out Why Our Lies Escalate

Kate Horowitz

Their experiments found that each time we lie, our brains may get a little less upset about it, which makes it easier to do.

8 Horror Shorts That Became Feature Films

Jake Rossen

Some of the scariest movies in recent memory started as DIY shorts.

What Happens When Google Earth Goes Wrong

Mental Floss UK

Sometimes, when Google Earth stitches its images together, it doesn't quite go according to plan...

Video Teases Hyperloop Connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Michele Debczak

The track will transport passengers 100 miles.

8 Incredible Images of Earth From Above

Benjamin Grant's Overview: A New Perspective of Earth stitches together satellite images to show our planet as we've never seen it before.

Introducing a Handbag That Can Keep You Hydrated

Alvin Ward

Say goodbye to bulky water bottles.

Morning Cup of Links: The Scary Girl

Miss Cellania

These links are a great way to start your day!

From Pasture to Porches: How Halloween Pumpkins Are Grown

Kirstin Fawcett

A whopping 500 million pumpkins are harvested by U.S. farmers each year.