The new issue is out and it's really, really fun. Need a belated Father's Day present? Make Dad happy and buy him a subscription. Looking for a good graduation gift? Look no further. Or pick up a copy for yourself. You deserve it!
Of course, if you need even more of a sales pitch (other than my telling you) here are just a few things you'll see inside the new issue:
Where the world's weirdest statue of George Washington resides (he's half-naked in a toga)!
Inside the Supreme... READ ON
The new issue hits stands Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum. We cover everything from Warren Buffet's Desk to Inside a Tornado to the Supreme Court's Doomsday Shelter, and even a short bit on how to see in a black hole:
We've got some bad news: If you ever have the rotten luck to be sucked inside a black hole, you won't be able to see what's going on—unless, of course, you have three eyes. Let us... READ ON
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum. We cover everything from Warren Buffet's Desk to Inside a Tornado to the Supreme Court's Doomsday Shelter, and yes, Inside a Barrel with Houdini:
Magic tricks may not require supernatural abilities, but they are difficult to pull off. Harry Houdini, for instance, used a unique combination of strength, stealth, and carpentry to perform his signature... READ ON
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the cover story features the 50 Most Interesting Places in the Space-Time Continuum. We cover everything from Warren Buffet's Desk to Inside a Tornado to the Supreme Court's Doomsday Shelter, and even the Prettiest Slum of Tomorrow:
Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn are bringing vibrant art to unexpected places with their Favela Painting project. About one-third of Rio de Janeiro's population lives in favelas, urban slums overrun... READ ON
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and the Spinning the Globe section on Bolivia is fascinating. From its two national capitals, to a month-long fight club, the stories are fascinating. Here's one of our favorite bits on why some of the landlords there don't charge rent.
You can't beat a country that offers free rent. In Bolivia, some landlords use a tenant system based on what's called an anticrÃ©tico contract. Here's how it works: You give your landlord a lump... READ ON
The new issue hits stands next Tuesday, and we thought this story might intrigue our fellow band nerds in the audience. If you've ever wondered why marching bands wear those strange, colorful uniforms, it's because they started out as a bribe! Here's the story:
If marching bands seem like they're full of rejects from the football team and the cheerleading squad, it's kind of a tradition. Marching bands got their start in 1906 in Connersville, Ind., when a music teacher... READ ON
The new issue hits stands this Tuesday, and we thought we'd get things started with a little sneak peek on our peanut butter spread (that's 2 pages full of weird facts you need to know about peanut butter!). Here's just a little taste:
Want to know who makes the priciest peanut butter on the market? The federal government, of course! For about $220 per 6-ounce jar, the National Institute of Standards and Technology sells what it calls "Standard Reference Material No.... READ ON
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This sale ends Thursday, May 27 at 12:30 a.m., so do your shopping now!
[Discount does not apply to subscriptions or package... READ ON
Last week we asked for your best rugby stories, and you came through with some great ones. We took an internal poll and these were the two that most of us cited:
Oberlin College's Women's Rugby team is an inspiration. They're a club team, have had only sporadic coaching, and are totally kept up by the love of the game/devotion of the players. One of my most prized possession is a hoodie that says: "OBERLIN COLLEGE WOMEN'S RUGBY: Bleed More Than Once a... READ ON
Ed note: This post has been sponsored by the Warner Brother's film Invictus, out on DVD and Blu-ray on May 18th. Be sure to keep an eye out for a rugby quiz tomorrow, and if you haven't already, enter our best-rugby-stories contest here.
by Chris Connolly
The haka is the most frightening dance you'll ever see. And that's its purpose. It is a Maori war dance, and each violent movement is designed to intimidate the enemy.
Lined up in rows facing their opponents, dancers chant... READ ON
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.