Smithsonian
Smithsonian

Quiet That Drives You Crazy

Smithsonian
Smithsonian

Crazy Quiet

Next time my sons are screaming at the top of their lungs, I will just sit back and thank them for keeping me sane. This room is so quiet that you can hear your own heart beating.

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Everyday Deadly

These foods are very common and seemingly quite benign, but each of them can also kill you. It turns out an apple can kill you, even if it wasn’t given to you by an evil Queen.

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The Internet Has Everything

You can even buy a completely fake employment history.

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Clubber Lan-Go

I wish these 1980s LEGO figures were real.

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RIP: My Productivity

This iPad game looks extremely addictive. I must find out for sure.

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Fred Flintstone Wouldn’t Lie To Me

A new study says that multivitamins are pretty much useless.

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Holy Awesome Tagging, Batman

Check out the incredible Dark Knight-themed graffiti inside this vacant building in Belgium.

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Give Credit Where Credit’s Due

Shia LeBeouf has admitted to ripping off the idea for his new short film from a very well known graphic artist. And he may have plagiarized his apology, too. What the...?

Here are four famous cases of plagiarism and the some famous comedians accused of stealing material.

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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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