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For Years, The Founder of Little Caesars Paid Rent For Rosa Parks

Shaunacy Ferro

Mike Illitch quietly paid for the apartment of the civil rights icon for more than a decade.

How a Robotic Exoskeleton Is Helping a Paralyzed Acrobat Walk Again

Jen Pinkowski

Last year, former circus performer Silke Pan began doing something she never thought would be possible again: walk.

What Are Those White Marks on Your Fingernails?

Stacy Conradt

Those white spots you sometimes get on your fingernails? Totally normal. Usually.

Millennials, Not Teens, Are the Most Dangerous Drivers

Michele Debczak

Nearly 90 percent of drivers aged 19 to 24 admitted to distracted or unsafe driving habits.

10 Weird and Wonderful Personal Collections

Michele Debczak

Back scratchers, umbrella sleeves, and fossilized poop are the items of choice for these collectors.

Museum Finds Winston Churchill’s Lost Essay on Extraterrestrial Life

Kate Horowitz

The essay is pure Churchill: expansive, informed, philosophical, and just a little bit cranky.

Take Advantage of Amazon's Big Wednesday Bargains

Smart Shopping Team

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German Museum Discovers Lost Rembrandt Sketch In Its Collection

Kirstin Fawcett

For years, the drawing had been attributed to another artist.

5 Strange Facts About the Planet Earth

Mental Floss UK

4. We live on a giant nuclear furnace.

Moviegoers Can Catch Free Screenings of ‘Hidden Figures’ This Weekend

Michele Debczak

The special promotion is in celebration of Black History Month.

Go Inside an Intensely Detailed 'Minecraft' Version of Downtown Chicago

Shaunacy Ferro

The virtual version of the city took years to complete.

How One Artist Is Using Mirrors to Create Perception-Shifting 'Infinity Boxes'

Michele Debczak

After 25 years in computer graphics, Matt Elson wanted to make art people could connect to.

Thieves Nab More Than $2.5 Million Worth of Rare Books in London Heist

Jake Rossen

The criminals rappelled down from a ceiling to swipe one-of-a-kind volumes from Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci.

15 Surprising Actors Who Could’ve Played James Bond

Matthew Jackson

Dick Van Dyke as 007? It could have happened.

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