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10 Off-the-Wall Patents From History

Shaunacy Ferro

Why the wearable hamster cage didn't take off, we don't know.

Why Play Ping Pong With a Friend When You Can Play With a Giant, Threatening Robot?

Rebecca OConnell

Wall-E? You look … different.

35 Harry Potter Facts for Harry's 35th Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy birthday, Harry! According to author J.K. Rowling, the Boy Who Lived was born 35 years ago today. Let’s celebrate with 35 Harry Potter-themed facts.

Jack the Ripper Museum Replaces Proposed Women's History Museum

Hannah Keyser

17 Essential Summer Reads

Elisabeth Donnelly

Some of our favorite new releases to help you beat the heat in the dog days of summer.

How to Massage a Komodo Dragon

Matt Soniak

'Game of Thrones' App Helps You Stay On Top of the Action—and Avoid Spoilers

Beth Anne Macaluso

Keep the people and places of Westeros straight—without having to read all of George R.R. Martin's series.

Sizing Up Abraham Lincoln's Feet

Caitlin Schneider

From the top of his top hat to the soles of his (very large) shoes, Lincoln knew the importance of dressing well.

11 Flightless Facts About Kiwis

Shaunacy Ferro

The bird, not the fruit.

Gorgeous Images of Killer Whales from Above

Erin McCarthy

Researchers are using unmanned aerial vehicles to take gorgeous—and scientifically useful—video of northern resident killer whales.

This Ejector Bed Keeps You From Sleeping In

Rebecca OConnell

70 Years Later, U.S.S. Indianapolis Vets Recall Surviving Shark-Infested Waters

Jen Pinkowski

The worst shark attack in history followed the bombing and sinking of the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945.

16 Feasible Facts About the 'Mission: Impossible' Movies

Roger Cormier

Some facts about the five-movie franchise, should you choose to accept them.

The Ongoing Mystery of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Actual Height

Janet Burns

Hasta la vista, shorty!

Tracking City-Dwelling Coyotes in Los Angeles

Caitlin Schneider

The National Park Service is tracking the movement of two coyotes to find out how the animals live in their unusual urban habitat.

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