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The Congressional Bunker

Chris Higgins

In 1959, construction began on a top secret bunker, hidden underneath an expansion wing of the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.

How To: Convince Others To Do Your Bidding

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Method #1: By Remote Control It's every despot's dream: Tiny electrodes, implanted into the brains of your subjects, compelling them to follow your command. Priceless.

Graffiti is a (fun) crime

Ransom Riggs

Yet more absurdist signage, this time courtesy

Tuesday Turnip

David K. Israel

It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up. "Today I typed in "the best way to lo

Podcasting Call

Jason English

Let me tell you about a few good podcasts. Then, if you're so inclined, suggest one of your favorites in the comments section below. "¢ This Week in The Economist.

Cooking with Tools

Miss Cellania

What we call Southern Ingenuity is a tradition of using what you already have to get the job done.

Save yourself with these hangman puzzles

Will Pearson

There's only one way to cut yourself loose from the noose: solve these six hangman puzzles about notable hangings and receive a stay of execution from the

World's first virtual pandemic

Ransom Riggs

It sounds eerily like the Ebola virus: dying victims ooze blood, and anyone who comes into contact with them is immediately -- and fatally -- infected.

I was late because...The speed of light is slowing down?


We've brought it up before, but let's loop back around the cul-de-sac.

King of the World finds King of the Universe's tomb

Ransom Riggs

Director James Cameron (Alien, Titanic) has a knack for hyperbole (like his famous "I'm king of the world!" Oscar acceptance speech a few years back).

The Ads of The Economist

Jason English

I've always been a fan of the ads for The Economist.

How to Have a Lucid Dream

Chris Higgins

Lucid dreaming is a state in which you know you are dreaming, and can control the dream.

Earthquake simulator reduces stress ... huh?

Ransom Riggs

The first thing you think when you see the earthquake simulator is: I want one!

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The Brutal Ladies Behind Some of History's Biggest Bullies

Maggie Koerth-Baker

THE WHITE-BONED DEMON: MAO'S MAIN SQUEEZE Jiang Qing, better known as Madame Mao, was Communist China's answer to Lady Macbeth.