Surely this can’t be an oral history of the film Airplane! Yes it is and, well, you know the rest.

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Intriguing Headline of the Day: Inside the Whimsical But Surprisingly Dark World of Rube Goldberg Machines

Also: Check out 8 excellent Rube Goldberg cartoons.

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We’ve all heard of optical illusions (Do you see an old lady or a young lady?), but have you ever heard auditory illusions?

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The real-life models for the famous painting American Gothic stand next to it—and still look as unamused as ever.

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Speaking of models for famous artwork, the lady that Rosie the Riveter was based on has passed away.

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This woman never got married so she just decided to create her own family out of mannequins—and then capture photography of all of their memories, travels and experiences.

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Check out how thieves broke into a room of safe deposit boxes in England. It’s like something straight out of a heist film.