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What French People in 1900 Thought Life Would Be Like in 2000

Hannah Keyser

In addition to a range of tedious activities going automatic, the biggest theme seems to be an anticipation that we will tire of earthly pursuits and take to the sea and sky.

42 Quotes From Germans About American Troops After World War I

Nick Greene

Excerpts from a 1919 U.S. report on German attitudes towards American troops.

LEGO To Release Female Scientist Figurines

Hannah Keyser

A trio of female scientists—an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist—are coming to the LEGO universe later this summer.

This is What Kansas Looks Like (in Timelapse)

Chris Higgins

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Featuring a comic book sequel to 'Big Trouble in Little China'

The Most Common Cause of Death in Each State Besides Heart Disease and Cancer

Alvin Ward

Using statistics to figure out how you're likely to die.

The Missing Links: Banksy in LEGO

Colin Patrick

A Brief History of the Cat Café

Rachel Poletick

What starts with a C and wakes you up first thing in the morning? If you said coffee, you’re half right. But the other half you may not have considered.

19 Rare Recordings of Famous Authors

Joy Lanzendorfer

Twenty years ago, it was impossible for most of us to listen to JRR Tolkien read Elvish or see Zelda Fitzgerald grin at a camera or hear an inebriated Hemingway shout about pigeons.

83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

Jason English

John Green put our growing collection of slang dictionaries to good use.

What's The Difference Between Grasshoppers and Locusts?

Hannah Keyser

There is something swarming in New Mexico. The infestation is so thick that clouds of insects are showing up on the radar like, well, real clouds.

Morning Cup of Links: Caricatures of 1873

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Eyeglass Parts

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The Time 250,000-Year-Old Mammoth Was Served For Dinner

Hannah Keyser

"The grand ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel won't serve food like that again this year," wrote Herbert B. Nichols in the Christian Science Monitor on January 17, 1951.