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Ancient Romans Didn't Use Ketchup—They Had Garum

Kirstin Fawcett

The salty fish sauce survived the centuries, and is still available for purchase today.

25 Things You Should Know About Seattle

Jeff Wells

No. 2: It was originally called New York.

Greek Archaeologists Unearth 'Palace' Near Sparta

Jen Pinkowski

The 10-room complex site is thought to date to the 17th–16th centuries BCE.

17 Wild Facts About 'Hey Dude'

Roger Cormier

Still unknown: the story behind the man-eating jack rabbits we were always warned about.

Why Saturday Morning Cartoons Announced They'd "Be Back After These Messages"

Sonia Weiser

12 Creepy Lullabies From Around the World That Will Keep You Up at Night

Arika Okrent

If there’s one image that sums up all the feelings of sweetness and tenderness in the world, it’s a mother singing a lullaby to her baby.

11 Gossipy Confessions I Learned from Mexican Folk Art

Chris Higgins

Need to thank Saint Francis because your wife stopped alphabetizing her pets? "Retablos" are the wild, wonderful art form you've been waiting for.

Scientists Are Making a Better Artificial Leaf

Michele Debczak

To unlock the secret to renewable energy, science is taking a cue from nature.

15 Hilariously Terrible Reviews of Wonderful Museums

Erin McCarthy

It’s impossible to please everyone.

The Deadly Train Crash That Started a Trend

Stacy Conradt

In 1896, two locomotives traveling more than 50 miles per hour smashed into each other. On purpose.

6 Jazzy Facts About Charlie Parker

Janet Burns

The musical icon would have turned 95 years old today.

Powerful Photos of New Orleans, 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Jennifer M Wood

Photographer Seph Lawless visited New Orleans to document the city, and its people, a full decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Neatly Geometric, High-Resolution Images of Earth From Space

Shaunacy Ferro

Geography porn at its best.

Surprising Crime Deterrent: The Human Eye

Anna Green

The mere feeling of being watched may be enough to reduce crime.

10 Fascinating Facts About 'Blade Runner'

Rebecca Pahle

Roy Batty’s precious moments may be lost in time, like tears in rain, but these facts about Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi film aren’t going anywhere.

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