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


Three-Day Weekends Are Good for the Environment

Anna Green

Working fewer hours may be good for both our mental health and the health of the planet.

Like Humans, Dogs Understand Both Tone and Vocabulary

Anna Green

Your beloved pup is paying attention both to what you say and how you say it.

Take a 360-Degree Virtual Tour of Five U.S. National Parks

Kirstin Fawcett

Kayak through Alaska's fjords, or explore New Mexico's caves.

13 Conspiratorial Facts About ‘The Manchurian Candidate’

Eric D Snider

1. John F. Kennedy helped get it made.

Did Lucy Die After Falling out of a Tree?

Kate Horowitz

Some researchers see evidence of a fall in 3D reconstructions of her bones. Others are doubtful.

SETI Scientists Are Dubious About That Mysterious ‘Signal’

Kate Horowitz

The spike in radio activity could easily have been caused by a passing satellite or even power lines on Earth.

Why are “Pound” and “Ounce” Abbreviated as “lb” and “oz”?

Arika Okrent

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurements are pretty straightforward. They are made up of of letters from the words they stand for. So how do we get lb for “pound” and oz for “ounce”?

German Man Builds 2000-Pound Bike in Quest for World Record

Kirstin Fawcett

The machine is heavy—but it’s rideable.

The Benefits of Grunting During Tennis

Mangesh Hattikudur

There’s an advantage to letting out a belly groan with every shot.

Swedish Apartment Building Prioritizes Bikes Over Cars

Michele Debczak

Cykelhuset is an avid biker's dream home.

French Officials Propose Banning Some 'Pokémon Go' Creatures From Schools

Kirstin Fawcett

They say the game is a security risk to students.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Wegmans

Jake Rossen

There's a good reason they refuse to use an apostrophe.

5 Forgotten Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.

Half of Internet Users Click on Unknown Links—Even if They Know Better

Anna Green

Most of us know it’s dangerous to click on a link from an unknown sender, but that doesn’t stop us from doing it.

What's The Difference Between Scattered And Isolated Thunderstorms?

Dennis Mersereau

Dealing with endless numbers makes forecasts more confusing than they have to be.