A Cheetah Meow

iStock
iStock

We know that cheetahs don't roar, and can purr like house cats, but did you know that a cheetah will sometimes meow? They aren't asking to be petted.

*
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. The story behind the political dystopian novel everyone knows.

*

8 Ways to Get Weird in Seattle. Places to go and things to do to get the most out of your visit to the city.

*

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult.’ The residents of Göbekli Tepe were carving on human skulls thousands of years ago.

*

Why Do Planes Still Have Ashtrays? Believe it or not, they are required equipment.

*

When the Beast of Gévaudan Terrorized France. Beginning in 1764, the people of the French region of Gévaudan suffered 100 deaths and nearly 300 injuries attributed to a unknown beast.

*

29 Mind-Blowing Banana Facts. You may think you know a lot about bananas, but you'll learn more from this list.

*

8 Ways To Live a Really Long Time, According to The Oldest People Ever. Centenarians and supercentenarians give their advice.

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

iStock
iStock

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

*

The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

*

The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

*

These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

*

Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

*

The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

*

America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

*

15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

iStock
iStock

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

*

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

*

11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

*

Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

*

The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

*

A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

*

The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

*

The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER