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This Assassin Only Kills If Its Victim Strikes First

Matt Soniak

Letting your opponent land the first blow usually isn’t a surefire strategy for winning a fight, but for one insect predator, it’s the only way to come out on top.

How the Blind Enjoy Movies

Chris Higgins


Why Shouldn’t I Mix Batteries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Rachel from Bay City, Michigan wrote in to ask, “Why do all of my things say not to mix old and new batteries or brands of batteries? What’s the worst that could happen?”

5 Questions: Dodge Cars III

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Who Is Larry O'Brien?

Ethan Trex

The Spurs are your NBA champions. Who's that guy whose name is on the trophy?

Eaten by a Grue: A Brief History of Zork

Rob Lammle

You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.

8 Amazing Volcano Vacations

Robin Esrock the mag

Earth’s most furious mountains are also the most rewarding to visit.

Weekend Links: The Hottest New Sport: Futevolei

Roma Panganiban

Gulls Turn Cannibal on Sundays

Matt Soniak

Ah Sunday. The day of rest. A day for sleeping in, having a big brunch and watching bad action movies on basic cable. A day for murdering your own children and consuming their bodies.

Working in Tall Trees

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Peanut Butter and Clam Pizza

Roma Panganiban

How 'Jurassic Park' Chose CGI Over Stop-Motion

Chris Higgins

A Brief History of Flag Day

Kate Erbland

WWI Centennial: Franz Ferdinand Wants Peace in the Balkans

Erik Sass