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That Other Time Someone Tried to Get the British to Eat Horses

Matt Soniak

There’s an ongoing problem in the UK and continental Europe where food products labeled as containing beef actually turn out to have surprise horse meat in it.

Is There Such a Thing as Photographic Memory?

Roma Panganiban

The best early ‘90s children’s bookshelves were full of books about child detectives, including Cam Jansen, the fifth grade super-sleuth with a photographic memory.

Farewell, Jason Molina

Chris Higgins

14 Photos of Whale Bones (and more!) from the American Museum of Natural History's Mammalogy Department

Erin McCarthy

We went behind the scenes to check out the institution's whale collections in its Mammalogy Department—and took photos so you can feel like you were there, too.

11 Snazzy Chicken Coops for Backyard Poultry Farmers

Virginia C McGuire

You no longer have to settle for a boring boxy coop for your backyard brood. Here are eleven coops that break the mold.

The Missing Links: Calvin and Hobbes Get Animated

Colin Patrick

The Pastries That Cost Santa Anna His Leg

Stacy Conradt

The leg was buried with full military honors at Santa Anna's request; he then constantly reminded everyone that his loss was a representation of his dedication and love for Mexico.

Help a Sister Publication Out

Jason English

How 10 Famous Landmarks Get Clean

Erin McCarthy

After looking at these photos of courageous workers going to great, grimy heights to shine up some much-beloved landmarks, your spring cleaning won't seem like such a chore.

The Video Toaster 4000

Chris Higgins

Retrobituaries: José Capablanca, World Chess Champion

David W Brown

Born in Havana in 1888, former world chess champion José Capablanca is generally considered to be one of the top five players of all time.

35 Things You Might Not Know About Mister Rogers

Jason English

In episode two of our new YouTube series, John Green brings you a whole pile of things you should know about everybody's favorite neighbor.

18 Academic Papers About '90s TV Shows

Arika Okrent

If we can learn about the ancient Romans by studying their drinking songs, surely we can learn something about ourselves by studying our TV shows.

Bates Motel Recap: Episode 1, "First You Dream, Then You Die"

Stacy Conradt

The Late Movies: "Man of Constant Sorrow," Covered

Erica Palan