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Maryland Built the World's Largest Man-Made Oyster Reef

Kirstin Fawcett

The bivalve mollusks will filter the water, repopulate the over-fished estuary, and hopefully help save the Bay.

10 Fast Food Workers Who Redefined Customer Service

Stacy Conradt

Would you like a side of warm fuzzies with that?

The Missing Links: The Amount of Time Jim Spent on Pranks

Colin Patrick

IKEA Tests Movable Walls to Add Flexibility to Tiny Apartments

Hannah Keyser

IKEA hopes to make the structures available to the public in the next three years.

Chernobyl's Wildlife Population Has Grown Since the Disaster

Andrew LaSane

Large mammals are thriving in the exclusion zone.

The Counterfeiter Who Sank the Confederacy

Jake Rossen

It wasn't a superior army that vanquished the South; it was a patriotic counterfeiter and his $15 million in fake bills.

11 Vacation Scams That Dupe Tourists

How Milton Bradley Introduced 19th Century Kids to Moving Pictures

Michele Debczak

More than a century before the iPad, some kids were scrolling through a different device.

The Flavorful History of Vanilla

Caitlin Schneider

The world probably wouldn't have gone through all this trouble for a lesser flavor.

The Science of Hollywood Explosions

Anna Green

It takes a sophisticated understanding of physics to create the hyper-realistic CGI explosions we see in the movies.

12 Radical Facts About Chuck E. Cheese’s

Rebecca OConnell

The original pizza rat.

Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for the Discovery of Neutrino Oscillations

Michele Debczak

The two recipients' discoveries prove that neutrinos can change identities—and have mass.

An Aquarium is Looking for Puzzles for its Clever Octopus

Matt Soniak

Her usual enrichment toys—water guns, floating balls, food containers, a Mr. Potato Head—aren’t entertaining her like they used to.

Hollywood's Repeated, Inexplicable Attempts at a 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie

Nick Greene

From Danny DeVito to Taylor Lautner, we remember the various Stretch Armstrongs that almost came to pass.