THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Down the Lane

Brain Game

Down the Lane

Elevator Etiquette

Elevator Etiquette

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Behind the Scenes at Pop Chart Lab

Hannah Keyser

The Missing Links: The New York City Subway Spa

Colin Patrick

33 Amazing Facts About Beloved Childhood Toys

Stacy Conradt

When Twister was introduced in 1966, critics denounced the game as "sex in a box."

15 Odd Things We've Sent to Space for Some Reason

Roger Cormier

If there is intelligent life on other planets with powerful telescopes, they must have been very confused sometimes.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, Kickstarter and the web.

How to Tell Whether You've Got Angst, Ennui, or Weltschmerz

Arika Okrent

English never hesitates to borrow words that would lose certain subtleties in translation, and angst, ennui, and weltschmerz have made their way into English by offering a little something extra.

Brain Game: The Big Drawback

Sandy Wood

What Does That Dangly Thing in the Back of Your Throat Do?

Maggie Ryan Sandford

The uvula is one of the weirdest looking features of the human body. Yet despite its infamy, scientists have spent centuries puzzling over its function.

Why Do We Stretch During the Seventh Inning?

Roger Cormier

Reading about the theories behind the Seventh-Inning Stretch's origin story might take longer than the stretch itself.

Recording Explosions for 'Star Wars'

Chris Higgins

7 Best Friends Who Shared Incredible Secrets

The Time the United States Tried to Buy Greenland

Mark Mancini

Had a Cold War sales pitch worked out differently, Greenland just might have become an American territory.

The Missing Links: The Best Coming-of-Age Films

Colin Patrick

Average Internet Speed by State

Alvin Ward

Where does your state rank?

A Brief History of the Road

the mag

From ancient mud bricks to salty beet juice, roads have a long, winding history—and a glowing future.

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