CLOSE
Original image
Smithsonian's National Zoo

Return of the Panda Cam

Original image
Smithsonian's National Zoo

The Panda Cam Is Back, And Happiness Returns To The Universe. The new cub has grown and gained two pounds since the government shutdown darkened the feed.
*
Why just carve a pumpkin when you can make it a work of art? Maybe these pictures will give you some inspiration.
*
Watch a relationship grow and collapse in just five minutes. Just don't make the same mistakes with your significant other.
*
Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame obsolete? Inducting artists from 25 years ago means that many up for inclusion this year are not rock and rollers at all.
*
The nation's smallest town has been bought by a Vietnamese entrepreneur. Buford, Wyoming, population 1, will now be PhinDeli Town Buford.
*
11 Lessons That Jane Eyre Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well. The underlying feminist philosophy was way ahead of its time.
*
How The Walking Dead has surprised its most loyal fans. Those who read the comics can enjoy the TV show as a whole new story.
*
The 5 Scariest Buildings in America. Knowing what happened inside can give you nightmares.

Original image
iStock
Peanuts Aren't Nuts
Original image
iStock

Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

*

What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

*

Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

*

The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

*

Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

*

He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

*

Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

*

15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

Original image
Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Saban Brands
Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
Original image
Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Saban Brands

The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

*

Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

*

"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

*

Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

*

Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

*

How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

*

The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

*

Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios