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Son of Mine

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Horrid Movie Families

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The Grand Prismatic Spring

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Why Do Car Speedometers List Speeds That Are Way Over the Legal Limit?

Mark Mancini

11 Strategies for Crafting the Perfect Urban Camping Trip

You may not be able to stargaze, but the twinkling lights of the city will do in a pinch.

The 16th-Century Dance Plague

Lucas Reilly the mag

When an entire town started putting on its dance shoes, the medieval community realized something was out of step.

11 Witches Who Don’t Fit the Halloween Stereotype

Erika Wolf

Not all witches are cackling, green-tinged broom-toters.

10 Questions for Adam David Thompson

Erin McCarthy

8 Brilliant Scientific Screw-ups

the mag

They say that patience is a virtue, but the following eight inventions prove that laziness, slovenliness, clumsiness and pure stupidity can be virtues, too.

All the "Dudes" in 'Lost' and 'The Big Lebowski'

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Essential Foreign Viewing

Roma Panganiban

Weekend Links: The Prodigal Parrot

Roma Panganiban

Make Your Own Paper Boomerang

Chris Higgins

You can make tiny cardboard boomerangs! They pretty much work!

Somebody Made a Comic Sans Typewriter

Erin McCarthy

The Internet's most reviled typeface has gone analog.

Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, and the History of the Moscow Mule

Clair McLafferty

Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814

Nick Greene

200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood.

7 Freaky Animal Organs That Would Give You Superpowers

Mark Mancini

11 Naughty-Sounding Scientific Names (and What They Really Mean)

Arika Okrent

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