THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Pizza Cats!

Pizza Cats!

Big Question

Why Do Itches Itch?

Big Question

Why Do Itches Itch?

Brain Game

Math Square #230

Brain Game

Math Square #230

Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

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16 Facts About 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

Joy Lanzendorfer

Here are some things you may not know about this long-lived children’s classic.

Why is Ketchup So Hard to Pour?

Matt Soniak

10 Ridiculous Documents Released Through the Freedom of Information Act

Adam D’Arpino

In addition to being a massive asset to journalists and eager members of the public, FOIA has also shed light on some of the weirder corners of America’s functioning democracy.

19th-Century Bridal Superstitions for Getting Married and Staying Happy

Hannah Keyser

At the table, if two spoons are accidentally put down together, there will soon be a wedding in the family.

11 Ways School Was Different in the 1800s

Erin McCarthy

This week, most kids in the United States are returning to school after the summer break—and they’re probably not thrilled about going back.

The Missing Links: A Non-Bohemian World

Colin Patrick

19 Everyday Expressions That Came from Aesop

Craig S Baker

Here are a handful of Aesop’s most popular contributions which we still use today, along with a taste of the stories that spawned them.

Modern Problems: "Technology has made my life an open book. What ever happened to the quaint notion of privacy?"

the mag AJ Jacobs

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's new comics include Death of Wolverine, The Wrenchies and more.

The Time Fidel Castro Asked FDR for $10

Stacy Conradt

“If you like, give me a ten dollars bill green american, in the letter, because never, I have not seen a ten dollars bill green american and I would like to have one of them.”

11 Weird and Wonderful Letterheads

Emma del Valle

Here follows a selection of letterheads from a number of personages or organizations, famous and otherwise, taken from the phenomenal blog Letterheady, which is run by archivist Shaun Usher.

Brain Game: Floyd

Sandy Wood

Why Do So Many Russian Drivers Have Dashboard Cams?

Bryan Dugan

YouTube has become the depository for every lyric video, parody, and, apparently, copious amounts of shocking footage from dash-mounted cameras in Russia. But why?

The 13 Most Impressive Performances From 1978's Rock ‘N Roll Sports Classic

Nick Greene

What Are Scabs Made Of?

Sean Hutchinson

When you cut your skin, your body knows exactly what to do in order to heal the pesky wound as fast as possible. Eventually, a brownish rust colored scab forms over the cut.

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