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What is Chimerism?

Kate Horowitz

Chimerism is sibling rivalry at its most primal.

The Gentleman Adventurers Who Invented Alternative Sports

Bess Lovejoy

The next time you go bungee jumping, thank a group of Oxford University students for the experience.

10 Unsinkable Facts About ‘Titanic’

Lilit Marcus

Why Do Pools Make Your Eyes Red?

Shaunacy Ferro

Grab your goggles. It’s not chlorine.

Ack! 12 Things You Might Not Know About 'Bloom County'

Jake Rossen

Here come some facts from Aunt Opus!

A 'Breaking Bad'-Themed Coffee Shop Has Opened in Istanbul

Rebecca OConnell

Remember Gale's coffee apparatus? This restaurant is basically the real life spin-off of that scene.

These Sunglasses Simulate LSD Hallucinogenic Visions

Hannah Keyser

These new sunglasses have six different colorful inserts that simulate the visual hallucinations associated with LSD use.

13 Facts About L. Frank Baum’s 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'

Joy Lanzendorfer

'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' was the 'Harry Potter' of its day.

Become an Urban Ninja With These 11 Tricks of the Trade

This Service Causes Sensitive (or Embarrassing) Gmails to Self-Destruct

Beth Anne Macaluso

Wishing you could take back that typo-riddled email you just sent? There's a Google Chrome extension for that.

New Species of Carnivorous Plant Discovered in Facebook Photos

Erin McCarthy

Facebook can be used for so much more than stalking your exes. Like, for example, making a scientific discovery.

The Most Common Words in the English Language

Hannah Keyser

This handy video breaks it down—in insane detail.

Scientists Are Building Mini Global Warming Zones in Forests

Shaunacy Ferro

That is, zones with greater degrees of climate change than is already occurring.

18 Clever Bookends to Keep Your Books Standing Tall

Rebecca OConnell

Add some flair to your bookshelf.

Anxiety Makes People Clean Obsessively

Shaunacy Ferro

In a study based in the Czech Republic, people who were anxious about making a speech cleaned more thoroughly than their relaxed peers.