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Experience a Migraine Through Virtual Reality

Sonia Weiser

Excedrin has created a Migraine Simulator, a head-mounted display that uses the Oculus Rift development kit to give users a sense of what a migraine is really like.

7 Things You Might Not Know About Anthony Bourdain

Jennifer M Wood

Everyone’s favorite bad boy chef is turning 59 years old today.

The Missing Links: A Cappella King of Pop

Colin Patrick

Move Over, Comets: Planets Can Have Tails, Too

Shaunacy Ferro

New astronomical observations show that exoplanets can have gas tails, like comets.

The Super Luxe History of Pineapples (and Why They Used to Cost $8000)

Suzanne Raga

Long before you could buy them by the can, pineapples were the most expensive fruit in the game.

12 Pieces of Unsolicited Advice for 19th Century Girls

Sonia Weiser

Physician (and Corn Flakes inventor) John Harvey Kellogg had a lot of thoughts on how 19th century girls could be happy and healthy.

Trivia Questions From 15 Different Categories

Laughing Helps You Learn, Babies (and Scientists) Say

Jessica Hullinger

Laughter may be good for the soul, but it may also be great for the brain.

Abraham Lincoln's Very Bad Blind Date

Caitlin Schneider

As an Illinois state representative, Abraham Lincoln went on a bad blind date that ended up in a very strange and very unexpected place.

Watch Coral Devour a Sea Slug

Shaunacy Ferro

When polyps attack

10 Things Your Body Can Do After You Die

the mag Maggie Koerth-Baker

From getting hitched to saving the environment, here's proof you can still be a busybody long after you kick the bucket.

‘Hot Mess’ Dates to 1899 and 5 Other Pieces of News from the Latest OED Update

Arika Okrent

The Oxford English Dictionary just announced its latest update, adding 500 new words and over 2400 new senses of existing words to its online database.

8 Women Who Changed Comedy Forever

Colin Patrick

Today’s comediennes stand on the shoulders of many hilarious women who came before them.

The Man Who Invented the Spork

Shaunacy Ferro

The combo spoon/fork's inventor was a rich New York doctor with a string of wacky patents.

Inside Sweden's Largest Underwater Cave

Hannah Keyser

Each winter, a group of intrepid divers head deeper and deeper into the country's largest underwater cave.

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