Real-Life Creatures with Superhero Abilities

Hayley Harding

As masters of architecture able to hold loads 5,000 times their own body weight, ants are without a doubt superheroes of the animal world, but they're not alone in their superlative abilities.

6 Historical Heads Stolen From Their Graves

Bess Lovejoy

F.W. Murnau isn't the only historical figure to have lost his head after death.

What a Hammerhead Shark Sees

Take a ride on a hammerhead with this GoPro video.

6 People Who Claimed to Have Been Romanovs

Hayley Harding

Some merely wanted to be famous, while others were convinced that they truly had royal blood coursing through their veins.

The Missing Links: The History of Creepy Dolls

Colin Patrick

Watch a Super Silly ‘50s Band-Aid Commercial

Caitlin Schneider

The 1950s commercial touts Band-Aids new "Super Stick" technology and demonstrates its efficacy with an unexpected prop.

Creepy Little Fanged Fish Discovered in Australia

Shaunacy Ferro


Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good?

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

They both used to mean terror-inducing. How did they end up meaning such different things?

Pod City: Need a New Podcast Addiction? Here are 8 to Try

Whitney Matheson

The best new podcasts to download now.

Amazing Images of Classic Japanese Fart Battles

Shaunacy Ferro

A beautiful scroll from 19th century Japan depicts an epic battle of flatulence.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The strangest news stories of the past week.

Most Common Words in US City Names

Take the quiz!

The Most Relatively Popular Song in 1000 Cities Across The Globe

Hannah Keyser

Obama Designates Three New National Monuments

Caitlin Schneider

Nevada's Basin and Range, California's Berryessa Snow Mountain and Waco Mammoth in Texas are the country's three newest monuments, containing a million new acres of federally-preserved

How Are Emoji Made?

Shaunacy Ferro

Who decides what emoji are allowed to exist?