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The Short, Strange Life of McDonald's Pizza

Jake Rossen

In 1986, America's favorite burger joint tried to become a pizzeria. Here's why it didn't work.

This Keurig-esque Machine Makes You Instant Cocktails

Rebecca OConnell

The Rivalry of Brooklyn Neighborhoods: Pigtown and Spotless Town

Rebecca OConnell

Needless to say, the residents of the rival neighborhoods didn't care for each other very much.

12 Things You Might Not Know About 'I, Claudius'

Mark Mancini

"I, Claudius" follows an emperor who played dumb to survive, and this historical fiction novel by Robert Graves became an immediate success.

11 Scientific Ways to Keep Your Energy Up When You Travel

Sleep Through this Piece of Classical Music—It’s What the Composer Wants

Caitlin Schneider

Composer Max Richter has written an eight-hour lullaby called "Sleep," which will be enjoyed from beds during its debut performance.

9 Themed Color Palette Collections to Inspire You

Rebecca OConnell

If you’re looking for some color inspiration, there are a plethora of premade color palettes and schemes out there just waiting to be found.

When Hershey Created a Chocolate Bar for the U.S. Army

the mag

U.S. soldiers had a great ally in World War II: a barely edible chocolate bar.

Three Teenagers Invented STI-Detecting Condoms

Sonia Weiser

What if a condom could tell you everything you needed to know about your partner's sexual history?

9 Stunning Facts About La Sagrada Familia

Rachel Semigran

Here are a few things you might not know about Barcelona's ultimate attraction.

See an Ancient Version of "The Odyssey"

Caitlin Schneider

The papyrus fragment with lines from Homer's 'The Odyssey' is dated ca. 285–250 BCE and is a variation of the standard text we read today.

In the Future, Planes Could be Made with Self-Healing Materials

Hannah Keyser

A scratch on the wing may go unnoticed for too long and eventually present a serious problem at the most inopportune time.

It Took Scientists Almost 40 Years to Figure Out What Part of This Animal Is the Head

Shaunacy Ferro

The very weird species Hallucigenia so baffled paleontologists, they couldn't decide which end was the head.

16 Hard Facts About ‘Kickboxer’

Sean Hutchinson

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This is What Happens When a Python Tries to Eat a Porcupine

Erin McCarthy

But this meal, the snake's last, was not something as mundane as an impala.

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