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The Future of Books Is Experimental: At Home with Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs

Jen Doll

All week long, Tahereh Mafi and Ransom Riggs sit side by side at a long workbench facing their Santa Monica backyard, writing.

5 Questions: John Steinbeck

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8 Creative Toy Story Interpretations You Probably Hadn't Considered

Meredith Danko

The Internet loves to speculate about hidden meanings in blockbusters.

3 Dirty Songs by Mozart

Lucas Reilly

People love to complain about today’s music. All the lyrics are too bland, repetitive, and racy. So thank goodness we have a canon of treasured composers to fall back on! You know, guys like Mozart.

The Missing Links: Why You Love It

Colin Patrick

12 Animals Whose Names Etymologically Describe Them

Arika Okrent

Now the names for these creatures big and small make total sense.

Real Life Spies vs. The Americans

Orrin Konheim

The Americans is certainly entertaining and has garnered critical acclaim, but is it realistic?

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

15 Inaccuracies Found in Common Science Illustrations

Jason English

Special guest host Michael Stevens from the insanely popular Vsauce takes a closer look at common science illustrations.

10 Buildings Made With Bones

Mark Mancini

It might sound grotesque, but bones have been an architectural staple for millennia. Here are some of the world’s greatest osteological marvels.

Morning Cup of Links: 50 Years of Pop-Tarts

Miss Cellania

Get Rich Quick: 6 People Who Accidentally Found a Fortune

Rob Lammle

A California couple found $10 million in gold coins buried on their property. If you haven't found a fortune in your backyard, don't give up! This kind of thing happens all the time.

Which Has More Caffeine?

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Let's find out how well you know your caffeine contents.

5 Questions: Female Animals

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10 Fun Facts About Tastykakes

Jennifer M Wood

Philadelphia’s beloved snack cakes are celebrating 100 years