CLOSE
7 Deadly Sinners
7 Deadly Sinners

Creepy Easter Greetings

7 Deadly Sinners
7 Deadly Sinners

21 Vintage Easter Cards That Will Totally Creep You Out. And to think that they were considered perfectly normal in their time.
*
It's not as easy as it once was for kids to see R-rated movies at the theater. But buying mature video games is much more difficult for underage shoppers.
*
Those Facebook Ads On The Right Are Moving To Your Feed. It's only a matter of time before your feed is all ads, all the time.
*
Game of Thrones returns Sunday after a long break. Brush up on what you'll need to know with the GOT Glossary.
*
In Bangalore, India, cardboard cutouts of police officers help keep drivers in line. This will only last until someone mistakes a real cop for a cardboard copy and runs him down.
*
The amount of Arctic ice has passed its maximum for the year, which measured the sixth-lowest on record. Less ice means more heat absorbed into the water, which feeds a vicious warming cycle.
*
Dutch spammers are waging an online war with an anti-spam organization. Their attacks against each other could drag a large piece of the internet down with them.
*
The IRS could be doing our tax forms for us, like some Europeans nations do. But Intuit, the parent company of TurboTax, lobbies against the plan every year.
*
6 Easter Traditions You Might Not Know. And 6 more from our readers.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

*

Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

*

Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

*

Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

*

Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

*

Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

*

29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

*

This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

nextArticle.image_alt|e
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Atsushi Nishijima, Disney Enterprises, Inc.

True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

*

How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

*

At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

*

Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

*

The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

*

A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

*

New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

*

15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios