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Weekend Links: The Teeny Tiny History of the World

Roma Panganiban

27 Awesomely Staged Roller Coaster Photos

Jill Harness

When amusement parks started using cameras to snap shots of guests on rides, the companies thought it would just be a good way to make some extra money.

13 Incredible Unbroken Takes in Movies

Rudie Obias

Long shots are harder to film than short cuts, but the end results can be spectacular (or unnoticable, depending on the filmmaker). Here are 13 memorable long and unbroken single takes.

How To Make The Best—And Most Booze-Like—Mocktail

Clair McLafferty

Lou Gehrig's Heartbreaking Letter of Optimism

Hannah Keyser

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

What's the Dumbest Way You've Injured Yourself?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question.

101 Masterpieces: 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'

the mag Jen Doll

Patricia Highsmith's most memorable supervillain was inspired by a chance encounter. But how fictional was he really?

The Most Popular Baby Names in Each State

Jason English

What's the top name in your state?

What's Causing These Mysterious Holes in Indiana’s Sand Dunes?

Jessica Hullinger

Something strange is happening on one of Indiana’s sand dunes.

Why is Boston Called “Beantown”?

Mark Mancini

There’s no definite answer, but this hasn’t stopped historians from speculating.

6 Tricks the Home of the Future Will Master

Want to know what the home of the future will look like? Here's a start.

5 Questions: It's a Mistake

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Underground America: 7 Things You Could Be Standing On

the mag

You just never know what you might be standing on. We asked the author of 'Gross America: Your Coast-to-Coast Guide to All Things Gross' to see what he could dig up.

How Philadelphia's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Arika Okrent

Philadelphia is a city of American history, and that history is reflected in its various neighborhoods.

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