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Clever Octopus Burrows Into Homemade Quicksand

Olivia Harrison

Few animals can blow our minds like the octopus—and this one is an expert at hiding.

Why Preserving Old Computer Games is Surprisingly Difficult

Anna Green

It's as difficult as trying to restore a film with just a bad VHS recording

Heaven on Wheels: 7 Super Cool Popemobiles

Kristen Hall-Geisler

Here are a few of the more interesting vehicles to convey waving popes over the past century.

What People in 1902 Thought "Women of the Future" Would Look Like

Caitlin Schneider

From artists to firefighters, the uniforms imagined in this series are far cooler than what actually came to pass.

Remembering Daniel Thompson, Inventor of the Bagel-Making Machine

Kirstin Fawcett

Thompson's creation sped up the manufacturing process—and revolutionized the American diet.

A Doll With Menstrual Pads Teaches Girls About Their Periods

Shaunacy Ferro

Lammily's Period Party is a quirky way to approach the "becoming a woman" conversation.

Giraffes Hum at Each Other

Shaunacy Ferro

This is the first evidence that giraffes use vocalizations to communicate.

Happy Birthday to Everyone! "Happy Birthday" Finally Enters Public Domain

Rebecca OConnell

Say goodbye to "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as a stand-in.

Can You Smell All The Smell Out of Something?

Hannah Keyser

Technically? Yes. But your nose probably doesn't have the power to steal an entire smell.

15 Things You May Not Have Known About 'The Shawshank Redemption'

Sean Hutchinson

The movie that put Zihuatenejo on the map was released 21 years ago today.

5 Terrible Types of Bosses From History

AJ Jacobs the mag

Yours doesn't even come close.

11 Timeless Yogi Berra Quotes

Stacy Conradt

The great Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday. He was 90.

Morning Cup of Links: Harry Potter's Ancestors Revealed

Miss Cellania

A Poster That Showcases the Best Japanese Snack Food

Rebecca OConnell

All your favorite Japanese treats in one place.

This Battleship Probability Calculator Will Help You Win the Classic Board Game

Anna Green

Consider it your secret weapon.