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The NASA Sniffer

The NASA Sniffer

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Coinage

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Coinage

On the Set of Star Wars VII

On the Set of Star Wars VII

Brain Game

Giving Up

Brain Game

Giving Up

Online Dating for Geniuses

Online Dating for Geniuses

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11 Jokes From the World's Oldest Jokebook

Erik van Rheenen

To pilfer one of the oldest jokes in the book means dusting off the Philogelos (meaning "Laughter Lover"), a Greek anthology of more than 200 jokes from the fourth or fifth century.

11 Classy Insults With Classical Greek and Latin Roots

Arika Okrent

Do you ever go on such an epic internet rant you just feel you’ve run out of words with which to hammer your enemies?

11 Incredible Photos of Cities Shrouded in Fog

Rebecca O'Connell

Clouds and fog are not the same, but sometimes, when the fog is thick enough, it creates a fairy-tale illusion of a city built in the clouds.

11 Google Now Easter Eggs on Your Android Phone

Rudie Obias

Programmers and designers hid a number of goodies in Google Now.

11 Grammar Lessons From the Leaked CIA Style Book

Nick Greene

Strunk & White for Spies.

10 Toothy Facts About Iguanodon

Mark Mancini

Perhaps more than any other dinosaur, Iguanodon reveals how dramatically our perception of these amazing creatures has evolved—while reminding us how much we’ve yet to learn.

The Origins Of 10 Popular Prohibition Cocktails

Kristy Puchko

5 Weird Swimming-Related Patents

Erin McCarthy

Can you imagine seeing any of these at your local pool or beach?

The Missing Links: The Best Sports Movie Villains

Colin Patrick

15 Music Videos Filmed In One Shot

Rudie Obias

When a musical act and a director feel like doing something really challenging, they make a music video in a single take.

These Companies Own All the Food Brands

Alvin Ward

These 10 mega-companies own much of what you'll find in your local supermarket.

Armchair Field Trip: The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

Stacy Conradt

You may not know the names “Hillerich and Bradsby,” but you almost certainly know their most famous product—the Louisville Slugger.

13 Nikola Tesla Quotes for His Birthday

Adrienne Crezo

The greatest geek who ever lived was born 158 years ago today.

Brain Game: Cat Sigh

Sandy Wood

Jerry Seinfeld Explains a Joke

Chris Higgins

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