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14 Blockbuster Facts About the Summer Movies of 1985

Jake Rossen

Four John Candy movies, one massive Disney bomb, and a New Coke with which to wash it all down.

What Is Belly Button Fluff?

Alex Carter

It’s blue, fuzzy and lives in your belly button, and it actually has an important function…

8 Beloved Things That Aren't Disappearing (Despite What You've Read)

Jessica Hullinger

Your avocados are safe.

Turn Your Food Into Little Beads

Rebecca OConnell

Edible pearls for people who want the look of caviar without the taste.

This Newly-Discovered Spider Species Has Stunning Coloration

Hannah Keyser

Study Shows Some Worker Ants Don’t Work At All

Matt Soniak

A research team has taken the famously industrious ant down a peg, showing that many ants don’t do their fair share of work—or any work at all.

15 Things You May Not Know About the Gateway Arch

Michael Arbeiter

A few facts about the Gateway Arch’s bumpy road from conception to construction, and beyond.

16 Biting Facts About ‘Fright Night’

Jennifer M Wood

You’re so cool, Brewster. Even at 30.

World’s First Nuclear Power Plant is Open for Visitors

Roma Panganiban

5 Cutting-Edge Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases

Jordan Rosenfeld

Inflammatory diseases are common—and hard to live with. Here are five potential treatment breakthroughs.

A Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait Made From 50,000 Flowers

Roma Panganiban

Volunteers have constructed a towering recreation of one of Van Gogh’s own self-portraits.

15 Buzzworthy Facts About Bumblebees

Shaunacy Ferro

They air-condition their own nests, eat constantly, and choose their children's sex.

25 Things You Should Know About St. Louis

Emily Becker

Read on to learn more about the Gateway to the West.

14 Underused Words Coined by James Joyce

Mark Peters

10 Writing Tips From Stephen King

Yelena Melnichenko

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