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A Man Named 'Santa Claus' Was Elected to City Council in North Pole, Alaska

Kirstin Fawcett

The 66-year-old government official uses his Christmas-y credentials to advocate for children.

Howler Monkeys Can Either Be Really Loud or Well-Endowed

Kate Horowitz

A new study compares testes size and vocal capacity in 10 howler monkey species.

Some Penguins Are Projectile Poopers

Mark Mancini

These Antarctic birds might look cute and huggable, but you might want to give them a wide berth after mealtime.

25 Sweet Facts About Alabama

Jake Rossen

They put us on the moon, gave us Mardi Gras, and collect all our unclaimed luggage. Thanks, Alabama!

A Brief History of Brain Surgery

Bess Lovejoy the mag

It took humans no time to crack into a skull. Cracking the art of neurosurgery? That's a different story.

How Scientists are Creating Flavors With ‘Phantom Aromas’

Anna Green

Food scientists are trying to trick your brain into tasting flavors that aren’t there.

Humans Spread Plague Long Before Fleas Did

Andrew LaSane

The disease has been around twice as long as we previously thought.

This Art Installation Uses 30 Tons of Colorful Sand

Rebecca OConnell

An art installation that was made to be messed up.

This Guitar-Shaped Fish Rocks Retractable Eyes

Anna Green

The guitarfish can retract its eyes nearly 1.6 inches into its head.

Could Your Bunny Be the New Face of Trix?

Rebecca OConnell

Trix is looking for a real rabbit to grace the front of their cereal boxes.

15 Must-Watch Facts About 'The Ring'

Roger Cormier

Naomi Watts was worried she would be laughed at. She had nothing to worry about.

Celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day by Trying the Cake's Original Recipe

Kirstin Fawcett

In 1996, the treat was declared the official dessert of Massachusetts, cementing its place in our cookbooks—and taste buds—for good.

Synesthesia: Why Some of Us Can Taste Music and Hear the Rainbow

Janet Burns

For Duke Ellington, a D note looked like dark blue burlap and a G was light blue satin.

What's the Right Way to Make a Margarita?

Clair McLafferty

No matter the Margarita's origins, it's delicious all the same.

How 'Star Wars' Director J.J. Abrams Got His Start Working on a Troma Film

Anna Green

The future 'Star Wars' director composed the score for a 1982 Troma film about a killer alien lizard.