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Why Are They Called Gummy 'Bears'?

Jeff Wells

The Haribo gummy bears were right on trend in the 1920s.

Illustrations Reveal Nazi Boobytraps Disguised as Everyday Objects

Michele Debczak

The drawings were discovered in a chest of drawers after being lost for 70 years.

Watch Annie Oakley in an 1894 Short Film

Caitlin Schneider

The world's most famous markswoman shoots at glass balls with characteristic stellar shots.

15 Things You Might Not Know About El Greco's 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'

Kristy Puchko

It's still in its original setting, and as huge as ever.

Watch a Million Wildebeest Journey Across the Serengeti

Anna Green

The perilous migration has been called one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Africa"

Why the Pronunciation of GIF Really Can Go Either Way

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

Interlocking Coasters Let You Build a Cactus

Rebecca OConnell

7 Places Where Dying Is Not Allowed

Shaunacy Ferro

In some places, death is a crime. Alas, no one has figured out a suitable punishment just yet.

Sweden Experiments with 30-Hour Work Week

Kirstin Fawcett

Employers think shorter days will lead to improved productivity and morale.

5 Questions: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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10 Monstrous Facts About 'Frankenstein'

Joy Lanzendorfer

11 Pristine Facts About Acadia National Park

Alvin Ward

French Architect Designs Schools That Are Works of Art

Roma Panganiban

Don't you wish you went to school in one of these multi-hued, modernist paradises?

Messages for the Distant Future

Chris Higgins

All the message we've sent into space, from plaques to the golden record(s).

This Space-Themed Hotel Suite Was Designed By an Aspiring Astronaut

Michele Debczak

It definitely looks more comfortable than a night in the International Space Station