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Man in the box


The Ames Window - A Bizarre Illusion

Chris Higgins

The Ames Window is an optical illusion, in which a strangely-shaped window (with a stick running through it) is rotated slowly.

The Quick 10: Why 10 Celebrities Picked Their Stage Names

Stacy Conradt

It's common knowledge that celebrities often change their names because they want a more memorable moniker or a name that will look great on a marquee (or movie poster, these days).

Non-Streaking Fans Who Stormed the Field of Play

Ethan Trex

When Roger Federer finally picked up the elusive French Open crown and his 14th career Grand Slam on Sunday, he didn't do it alone.

4 Women Who Rocked Physics

Casey Johnston

When asked to name women who have significantly contributed to science, most people shrug and say, "Marie Curie?" In fact, women have added to our scientific repertoire capabilities no less

Literal Music Videos

Ransom Riggs

Everyone knows music videos are a little silly: candles, dry ice and miles of white silk in the romantic ones; incomprehensible plotting in the serious ones; dancing girls that appear out of nowhere.

4 Stories about 4 musicians who married their cousins

David K. Israel

We've written before about famous folk who married their cousins.

Morning Cup of Links: Hospital Food Around the World

Mario Marsicano

In a poll of the top 200 artists of the 20th century, I would've thought Jackson Pollack would be higher than seven. * It's been 15 minutes, so a new iPhone must be out.

Brain Game: Change Will Do You Good

Today's Brain Game deals with plain U.S. currency and coin; nothing fancy, and there are no tricks involved.

Where Are They Now? High School Kids Immortalized By Sports Illustrated

Scott Allen

Bryce Harper made news last week when the 16-year-old from Las Vegas became the first high school baseball player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 20 years.

The Late Movies: Wedding Proposals and Toasts Gone Wrong

Ransom Riggs

People ask other people to marry them every day.

Masterpieces: Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building

the mag

By Eric FurmanUpon seeing the Seagram Building for the first time, you might say it simply looks like a lot of other office buildings.

A Monday Quiz Recap

Mangesh & Jason

We know, we know... we're trying to get on the ball with this "technical difficulties" thing.

Calvinball, Quidditch and other fictional sports you can play

Chris Higgins

Authors love to make up games for their fictional worlds -- but these games are typically unplayable in the real world.

10 Gorgeous Pilgrimage Sites You Need to See

Mangesh & Jason

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5 Minor TV Characters who Hijacked the Show

Kara Kovalchik

Ed note: we're having a few technical difficulties here, so we're highlighting a few best-of posts starting with this terrific one from Kara.