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Grand Getaway: Vacation Like Belle and the Beast in a Castle

Rebecca OConnell

Vacation rental company HomeAway created the 2017 Castle Collection, including luxurious lodgings from all over the world.

The Hardest Working Baboon in South Africa

Mental Floss Studios

During his tenure as a paid employee at the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad in South Africa, Jack the baboon never made a single mistake.

New App Takes You Inside the Edinburgh of the 16th Century

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers have reconstructed how the Scottish city would have looked shortly before it was largely destroyed by the English army in 1544.

15 Thrilling Facts About ‘Basic Instinct’

Garin Pirnia

The erotic thriller was an unexpected hit.

You Can Now Check the Weather in Virtual Reality

Shaunacy Ferro

AccuWeather has launched a Samsung Gear VR app to experience the weather outside (or across the country) live.

Pink Used To Be Yellow (No, Really)

Paul Anthony Jones

Look up the word pink in the dictionary, and you’ll probably find a lot more definitions than you might have expected.

Constantly Congested? Ease Up on the Nasal Spray

Kate Horowitz

Overusing decongestants and other drugs can cause a rebound effect, producing the same symptoms the drug was intended to treat.

To Compete With Siri, Samsung Will Launch a New Digital Assistant: Bixby

Kirstin Fawcett

The new Samsung Galaxy S8—and Bixby—will officially debut on March 29.

Mobile Game From Merriam-Webster Tests Your Dictionary Knowledge

Michele Debczak

Meet your newest word game obsession.

What Happens When Someone Named Alexa Buys an Amazon Echo?

Jake Rossen

Your smart home device can get dumb in a hurry when it has to share a name with a human.

The Re-Imagined Spring of the French Revolutionary Calendar

Jared Spears

Following the unseating of the French monarchy and the institution of the French Republic in 1792, cultural revisionism was all the rage—and it extended to the Gregorian calendar.

Siberian Hamster Testicles are Growing, Which Means the Vernal Equinox is Here

David W Brown

It's a pretty granular-level effect of the axial tilt of an entire planet.

Virgin Galactic Will Blast Stephen Hawking into Space

Jake Rossen

“Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately,” he said. “I can tell you what will make me happy—to travel in space.”

Tokyo Is Now Home to a Pop-Up Nap Cafe

Kirstin Fawcett

Why sleep at home when you can sleep in public?

Grab Monday's Best Amazon Deals While You Can

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