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Who Invented the Wheelchair?

Floss books

The first wheelchairs didn't just transport the disabled. They were also good for toting dirt, stone and construction supplies around

Why Is The Middle Finger Offensive?

David Clark

The middle finger is one of our species' oldest and most ubiquitous insulting gestures. But why is waving one of your fingers offensive?

Lunchtime Quiz: Super Bowl QBs

Jason English

On Sunday, Ben Roethlisberger became the tenth quarterback to start in two or more Super Bowl wins. We've put two minutes on the clock.

Found: A Vampire Graveyard

Ransom Riggs

Ever since the Raiders of the Lost Ark rocked my childhood, I've been a big fan of anything that combines archaeology and the supernatural.

Brain Game: Write Right

You're starting a new year at a new school. You arrive in the morning with a notebook and most of the other essentials.

Morning Cup of Links: She's Gonna Blow!

Miss Cellania

Some particularly unusual units of measurement.

Boogie Woogie Piet

Andréa Fernandes

Tomorrow marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr., also known as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). At the request of readers Lauren M.

The Bud Bowl: A Definitive History

Scott Allen

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared last year. On the subject of the greatest football dynasties of all-time, the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, 1980s San Francisco 49ers, 1990s Dallas

Photos: Our Readers And Their Famous Friends

Jason English

I asked for your best photos taken with celebrities and you did not disappoint. Here's a taste of what you guys sent us.

The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

An in-depth zooming panoramic of the inauguration. Can you find anything interesting?

Lunchtime Quiz Leftovers

Jason English

Twitter from 1937

Chris Higgins

Blogger David Griner recently came across a "line-a-day" diary kept by his great aunt from 1937 through 1941.

That Tattoo Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Ransom Riggs

Chinese and Japanese character tattoos have been sweeping the West for a decade or more now, to the extent that most of our readers probably know someone who has one.

How Did You Know? - {day 4}

David K. Israel

We're back with another 5-day trivia hunt! Again, the rules: Every remaining day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Dealing Drugs in the Police Station Bathroom A 24-year-old man in Everett, Washington was overheard making a drug deal on his cell phone in the men's room. Of the Everett Police Department.

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