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Mercury in Latrines Helped Historians Follow Lewis and Clark

Kirstin Fawcett

The expedition's members occasionally got constipated, and relied on Dr. Rush's Bilious Pill.

Watch the Creation of a Giant Cotton Candy Flower

Rebecca OConnell

In China, there are certain stands that offer multi-colored cotton candy treats that can be bigger than your head—or multiple people's heads.

This Pop Song is What English Sounds Like to Italians

Michele Debczak

Prisencolinensinainciusol, alright

Livin' on the Edge: The Precarious Architecture of 7 European Cliff Cities

Apple’s Ex-CEO Has a Smartphone for the Developing World

Michele Debczak

The newly-announced phones strike the elusive balance between quality and affordability

15 Colossal Facts About the Great Wall of China

Michael Arbeiter

The Great Wall of China is one of the oldest, largest, and most celebrated achievements of human ingenuity, but there are still a few things you might not have known about China’s ancient landmark.

When College Freshmen Were Forced to Pose Nude During Orientation

Lucas Reilly the mag

For a good chunk of the last century, the first day of school meant a nude photo shoot.

13 Foods You Can't Share with Your Pet

Janet Burns

You might want to reconsider putting out that saucer of milk.

WWI Centennial: Germany Backs Down, As Spy Scandals Erupt

Erik Sass

8 Ways You Can End Up On the No-Fly List

12 Deep-Diving Facts About Whales

Hannah Keyser

A range of facts on whale history, anatomy, and behavior.

This Software Makes Cyberbullies Think Twice Before Sending Mean Messages

Kirstin Fawcett

A 15-year-old programmer from Illinois used her tech skills to help stop internet harassment.

Paris Will Go Car-Free For One Day

Caitlin Schneider

The French capital will become a haven for pedestrians and cyclists for seven hours in September.

3D Printers Can Now Make Gummy Candies

Anna Green

The Magic Candy Factory is the first 3D printer to make gummy candies

11 Bold Facts About Doritos

Alvin Ward

No matter how many bags of Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch Doritos you’ve munched your way through, you might not know everything about the snack juggernaut.

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