Morning Cup of Links


Forever 21 Will Recreate Your Instagrams Using 6400 Wooden Spools

Rebecca OConnell

Is your selfie too good to be stuck within the confines of your phone? Let Forever 21 transfer it to a giant billboard—made from spools of thread.

New World Champ of French Scrabble Doesn’t Speak Any French

Arika Okrent

13 Playful Facts About the ‘Toy Story’ Trilogy

Rebecca Pahle

Some fun facts to take you to infinity and beyond.

Can Fish Taste?

Shaunacy Ferro

Yes, and not just with their tongues.

8 Fascinating Facts About Seashells

Erin McCarthy

Marine biologist Helen Scales’s 'Spirals in Time: The Secret Life and Curious Afterlife of Seashells' is packed full of interesting facts about seashells and the creatures that create them.

Find Your Inner Child With This Labyrinth Table

Rebecca OConnell

Way prettier than that foosball table still sitting in your mom's basement.

Once Thought Extinct, 'Royal Turtles' Make a Comeback

Hannah Keyser

The 21 young turtles released earlier this week represented the widest range of genetic diversity among the turtles.

12 Satisfying Videos of Dominoes Falling

Rebecca OConnell

The intricate displays can be tedious to construct, but the payoff, as these clips prove, is totally worth it.

11 Things Human Engineers Are Learning From Birds

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Device Pulls Drinkable Water From the Air As You Cycle

Rebecca OConnell

Thirsty? You'll have to earn yourself a drink.

Plankton Make Clouds Brighter and the Earth Cooler

Shaunacy Ferro

Tiny ocean organisms can play a vital role in the Earth’s climate, according to a new study.

Enoshima Aquarium Becomes Interactive at Night

Rebecca OConnell

WWI Centennial: U.S. Rejects German Stance on U-boat Warfare

Erik Sass

11 Delightful Bento Artists and Their Creations

Miss Cellania

Wouldn't you loive to open a lunch as artfully created as these?