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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

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The State'

Roger Cormier

The highly influential comedy troupe made a lot of news in a short amount of time on TV.

How Do Movies Get Their Ratings?

Craig S Baker

The Invasive Species That Couldn’t Invade

Matt Soniak

The red shiner is just a few inches long, and has no big scary fangs, no claws, no stinger and no poisonous spines.

Attention to Detail With David Rees

Jen Doll

In his new show, Going Deep, artisanal pencil sharpener David Rees explores how to tie shoes, flip coins, dig holes, and perform other quotidian tasks with care and sophistication.

10 Fashion and Beauty Items That Are Older Than You Think

Judith B Herman

The Missing Links: The Books We Abandon

Colin Patrick

How to Clean a 94-Foot Blue Whale Model

Erin McCarthy Christian Jensen

14 Hilarious Automatic Text and Tweet Generators With a Flair for Poetry and Language Play

Arika Okrent

We now have the processing power, and mountains of language data, to automate all kinds of useful language tasks, from translation to reading messy handwriting.

The Sweetest Man In History Writes to Beckett Baseball Card Monthly in 1987

Nick Greene

Because the Internet can be such a cold and mean place, I think it's necessary to remind ourselves every now and then that people have feelings.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's new comics include a comic about exploring the afterlife with Ernest Hemingway and an office place comedy with funny animals.

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