THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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15 Fiery Facts About 'Barton Fink'

Roger Cormier

What's in the box? Use your head.

Artist Reveals the Awesome Anatomy of Toys

Andrew LaSane

On paper, the idea of someone dissecting a toy to expose its skeleton and organs sounds like a child’s worst nightmare—but in practice it’s actually pretty neat.

The Color of a Mirror Is Not What You'd Expect

Michele Debczak

And no, the answer isn't ‘no color at all.’

Why It’s So Hard to Remember Which Day of the Week It Is

Shaunacy Ferro

Researchers find that people attach more meaning to Mondays and Fridays, but have fewer mental representations of mid-week days.

12 Elegant Facts About Top Hats

Megan Thielking

From the patriotic number that Uncle Sam sports to the titular topper in Dr.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Led to a Major Breakthrough in ALS Research

Michele Debczak

Here's the difference $220 million in donations made.

Hummingbird Tongues Are Little Nectar Pumps

Shaunacy Ferro

A new study of how hummingbirds eat shows that their tongues act as micropumps to draw fluid in.

Banksy's New Dystopian Amusement Park-Themed Exhibition Opens this Weekend

Hannah Keyser

The exhibit is "a festival of art, amusements, and entry level anarchism," Banksy writes. "[A] family theme park unsuitable for children."

10 Foods That Never (or Almost Never) Expire

Andrew LaSane

Stocking up on chow for a potential emergency?

The Missing Links: “Winners Don’t Use Drugs”

Colin Patrick

Cameras in This Japanese Subway Station Can Spot Drunkenness

Michele Debczak

West Japan Railways is using technology to keep intoxicated riders safe.

How to Drive Safely, According to a Martian-Filled 1959 PSA

Shaunacy Ferro

“Stop Driving Us Crazy!” puts a religious spin on reckless driving.

No Small Splatter: The 10 Slimiest Stunts of 'Double Dare'

Jake Rossen

The show's production designer on the art of crafting giant, booger-filled noses.

Stoners Keep Stealing 420 Mile Markers, So Some States Have Replaced Them With 419.9

Hannah Keyser

Some states have been forced to replace them with less appealing numerals.

Inside Disney World's Secret "Tunnels"

Stacy Conradt

Walt was all about preserving the magic of his theme parks. Here's how he made it happen in Orlando.

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