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That Time the Government Burned $200 Million of Hawaii’s Cash

Mangesh Hattikudur

During WWII, the U.S. government was scared that Japan might take all of Hawaii's money. Here's what they did to stop it.

15 Things You Should Know About Saké

Kristy Puchko

Saké has long been considered the national drink of Japan. But as its popularity spreads around the world, the secrets behind its ancient traditions have come to light.

Mongol Miners Were Extreme Polluters

Matt Soniak

Some of China's modern pollution problems started long ago with the invading Mongols.

The Missing Links: Incredibly Ornate Skeletons

Rebecca OConnell

15 Things You May Not Know About ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

Sean Hutchinson

We are not alone. Here are a few facts about Steven Spielberg’s 1977 UFO classic.

10 Amazing Facts About Komodo Dragons

Mark Mancini

6 People Who Can Cheat (Certain Kinds of) Death

Jake Rossen

What's the Most Amazing Fact You Know?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

Clams Are Giving Each Other Cancer

Kate Horowitz

This story just gets weirder and weirder.

Name the 19 Major Sports Teams in the Pacific Time Zone

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

11 Fun Facts About ‘Ms. Pac-Man’

Janet Burns

As Ms. Pac-Man herself sang during 1982 TV commercials, she is “more than Pac-Man with a bow.”

The 11 Worst Sounds in the World

Kara Kovalchik

Ranked in order of cringe-worthiness.

An Espresso Machine Designed for Space Travel

Jessica Hullinger

It’s called the ISSpresso, and it arrived at its destination this morning.

Pod City: 19 Food Podcasts to Please your Palate

Whitney Matheson

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