The Hiker's Guide to Trail Etiquette. Respect your fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

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How the Secret of Saving Private Ryan’s Power Lies in its Portrayal of the Enemy. Putting the viewer in place of a U.S. soldier meant making Germans into inhuman caricatures.

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The Tragic Roots of America’s Favorite Cherry. The Bing cherry was named for a 6-foot Chinese horticulturist named Ah Bing.

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How a Behavioral Scientist Influenced City Design All Over the World. For too long, city design centered on buildings and roads, instead of the people who live and work there.

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A History of Modern Capitalism from the Perspective of the Straw. Designed for sanitary use, they've become a sanitation problem.

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An Ode to the Ladies Pant Suit of Zanzibar. See a collection of images of the Swahili women's fashions of yore.

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Chef Ben Churchill Specializes in Food that Looks Like Other Things. He can serve you a dessert that resembles cleaning supplies, potted plants, or a full ashtray.

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The Surprisingly Devious History of CAPTCHA. While checking for bots, it also harnessed your effort for a useful project.