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Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

Hamsters—They're Just Like Us!

WWI Centennial

Charleroi and Mons

WWI Centennial

Charleroi and Mons

Using Famous Fonts

Using Famous Fonts

Brain Game

Keep to the Road

Brain Game

Keep to the Road

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The Secret that Helped an Untrained Runner Win an Ultramarathon

Lucas Reilly the mag

Cliff Young was not your typical marathon runner. A scrawny, 61-year-old Australian potato farmer who still lived with his mom, Young didn’t even own a pair of running shoes.

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Jason English

If you like fun facts and/or Instagram, you might like this.

9 Extinct Big Birds

Miss Cellania

Our friend from Sesame Street may be a big bird, but he’s tiny compared to some real birds that have roamed the earth in the past.

16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in September

Hannah Keyser

Summer is (unofficially) over, but don't despair; there's still plenty to celebrate in September—even after Labor Day's long weekend has wrapped.

10 Facts About the Extinct Passenger Pigeon

Erin McCarthy

One hundred years ago yesterday, the world’s last passenger pigeon died at Ohio’s Cincinnati Zoo.

Dinosaurs Needed Babysitters, Too

Jessica Hullinger

A 120 million-year-old fossil has revealed a new, rather endearing discovery about dinosaurs: They may have had babysitters to watch over their youngsters.

The Missing Links: Be An Einstein Know-It-All

Colin Patrick

The Best-Selling Vehicle in Each State

Jason English

For 2013.

Inside a German Movie-Dubbing Studio

Chris Higgins

7 Famous Author Feuds

Stacy Conradt

No matter which popular author you disdain, you're bound to find yourself in good company: There's no love lost between these writers.

Caterpillars' Fur Coats Protect them from Predators

Matt Soniak

For you or me, a hairy back might be a disadvantage, but for a caterpillar, it can be a lifesaver.

Morning Cup of Links: Star Trek for Beginners

Miss Cellania

When Is the Actual Expiration Date On Your Milk?

Roger Cormier

There's usually just a "sell by" date, which isn't all that helpful.

How Do They Make Decaf Coffee?

Jason English

BekensDwarf asks: "How do they make decaf coffee when the caffeine is in the bean?"

The Prison Special: One Last Push for Women's Suffrage

Erin Blakemore

In 1919, suffragists went on a train tour highlighting the inhumane prison sentences served by so many women who fought for the right to vote.

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