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Adorable Elderly People Test Out Google Glass

Erin McCarthy

"Technology just rolled over me like a big old steamroller."

Physics, the World Cup, and Bouncy Balls

Chris Higgins

The Largest Company by Revenue in Each State

Alvin Ward

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly.

Grave Sightings: Merv Griffin

Stacy Conradt

10 Fun Things in the American Museum of Natural History's Memorabilia Collection

Erin McCarthy

The museum has a unit devoted to cataloguing its own history, including scientific equipment, old exhibits, and the personal collections of notable contributors to the museum.

Brain Game: Two of Eight

Sandy Wood

5 Places Where You Can Really Get Away From It All

the mag

Want to get away?

What Is a TPS Report?

Nick Greene

Mike Judge was asked this at a 10th Anniversary screening of Office Space.


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How to Tell When You're in Love, According to a 1950 Instructional Video

Hannah Keyser

"You’re the only girl I’ve dated in two months. We get along fine," Jack tells Nora in defense of his love for her at the start of this 1950 instructional video from Coronet Films.

5 Crazy Things That Spiders Eat

Sarah Fecht

If you thought spiders only eat insects, think again. In recent years, scientists have discovered that small animals and other surprising food items are an important part of many spiders’ diets.

How a Deaf-Blind Person Watches the World Cup

Arika Okrent

The Missing Links: Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh

Colin Patrick

Be Very Afraid! 25 Uncommon Phobias

Stacy Conradt

Have a fear of public speaking? You're in good company. A fear of bellybuttons? That's not quite so common.

8 Times Companies Faced Lawsuits for Their Slogans

Hannah Keyser

We combed through the news to pick a few favorites from the (somewhat) recent past.