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Don't Panic About the Plague

Jordan Rosenfeld

Several cases have been confirmed in the American West. But plague makes an appearance in the U.S.—and worldwide—every year.

Hemingway's Recipe for Fillet of Lion

Kirstin Fawcett

The author liked to hunt big game. He also liked to eat it.

Solitaire Cards That Look Like They Were Ripped Right Off the Computer Screen

Rebecca OConnell

It seems like we have come full circle with playing cards.

6 Reviews of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' on its 40th Anniversary

Beth Anne Macaluso

"You owe it to yourself to buy this record."

Thirsty at the Office? Watch This 1951 Ad for Coca-Cola in the Workplace

Caitlin Schneider

America's favorite soft drink, “Not only at play, but also at work—on the job!”

The Man Who Was Fired From The Beatles

Maggie Malach

50 years later, and Pete Best still isn't entirely sure why he got cut from the greatest band of all time.

Everything You Need to Know to Get Caught Up With Superman Comics

Rich Barrett

Where Do the Days of the Week Get Their Names?

Arika Okrent

What does Sunday have to do with the sun? What's a Satur or Tues?

15 Things You Might Not Know About ‘The Blue Boy’

Kristy Puchko

The Blue Boy has been using his defiant stare and unique fashion sense to transfix viewers for centuries.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, unsure if you’d ever return to the life you knew before, what would you take with you?

The Missing Links: Explaining Philosophy With Doughnuts

Colin Patrick

1936 Map of the Dogs of All Nations

Arika Okrent

There Is a Video Game Where You Just Take Care of Succulents

Shaunacy Ferro

Viridi is sort of like a Tamagotchi for gardening.

The World’s Top 20 Languages—And The Words English Has Borrowed From Them

Paul Anthony Jones

The most-spoken languages and their influences on English.

What It's Like To Record the Audiobook Version of 'Infinite Jest'

Nick Greene

There's a tiny fellowship of people who know how difficult it is to sit in a room and read 'Infinite Jest' out loud.

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