iStock
iStock

How Dangerous Are the Northwest’s Volcanoes?

iStock
iStock

How Dangerous Are the Northwest’s Volcanoes? America has more volcanoes than you realize, but scientists are keeping an eye on them.

*

The Robot Revolution: Coming to a Restaurant Near You. Students from MIT have already opened a restaurant where robots prepare entire meals in a bowl.

*

Can The Walking Dead survive without Andrew Lincoln? For eight years, the show has revolved around his character Rick Grimes.

*

How 1960s Film Pirates Sold Movies Before the FBI Came Knocking. Before DVDs or even VHS tapes, you could watch illegal copies, if you had a film projector.

*

The Symbolism of Hand Amputations in Star Wars. They are both Freudian and a handy plot device.

*

A Newly Discovered Victim of Mt. Vesuvius Was Crushed by a Huge Stone. While it looks gruesome, his death was obviously quick.

*

16 Genius Restaurant Menus That Are Straight-Up From The Future. Some are designed to give you useful information before ordering, while others are just fun.

*

8 Reasons Thinking Like a Child Will Make You Happier. Honestly, how many reasons do you need?

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
iStock
iStock

17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

*

Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

*

Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

*

The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

*

4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

*

Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

*

What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

*

Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
The Day the Sun Erupted
iStock
iStock

The Day the Sun Erupted. Every 11 years or so, plasma will spew hundreds of thousands of kilometers out from the sun's surface.

*

The Hidden History of Shanghai’s Jewish Quarter. The city welcomed refugees from Nazi persecution when no one else would.

*

The 10 Most Deceptive PR Campaigns in History. Watch out for the dehydrated cane syrup from a banana republic!

*

The Saga of the MPR Raccoon. One wild animal in downtown St. Paul brought thousands of people together.

*

The First Look At Wonder Woman 2 Sees a Surprising Hero Return. What could have been a spoiler is now the main promotional hook.

*

The History of Flexi Discs. Sound recordings on the cheap alternative to vinyl were good for everything from marketing to Cold War smuggling.

*

30 Iconic Performances That Were Actually Plan B (Or Plan Z). In the end, the right person got to play the role or sing the song.

*

9 Alarming Facts About Coral Reef Bleaching. The cascading disaster affects all parts of the ocean's ecology.

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios