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Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Cause Hallucinations, Study Says

Hannah Keyser

Staring into someone's eyes for 10 seconds? Romantic. Staring into someone's eyes for 10 straight minutes? Kind of creepy—and, apparently, hallucinogenic.

14 Bizarre College Donations and the Strings Attached

Ethan Trex

For most of us, college donations entail little more than occasionally dropping a small check in the mail after receiving repeated pleas for cash from our alma maters.

Book-Scented Candles for Bibliophiles

Kirstin Fawcett

Yes, your apartment can smell like a library—even if it's too small for one.

10 Superlative Facts About Guinness World Records

Mark Mancini

Guinness World Records has been taking note of superlative records for 60 years now.

An Airport in the UK is Offering Meals Designed to Make You Happier

Shaunacy Ferro

You probably won’t board your flight any more chipper, though.

6 Things You Can Still Do With a First-Gen iPad (Hint: Not Much)

Andrew LaSane

How to best enjoy your $499 desk clock.

Crows and Ravens Are Experts in Self-Restraint

Michele Debczak

Another reason to love/fear crows.

World's Oldest Flower Likely Lived Among the Dinosaurs

Caitlin Schneider

Earth's possible "first flower" doesn't have roots or petals, but it might be able to tell us a myriad of things about our own evolution and the future of pollination.

14 Bumpy Facts About ‘All About Eve’

Eric D Snider

At the age of 65, the backstage showbiz drama remains caustically funny and eerily timeless.

The Time Icelandic Environmentalists Teamed Up With Elves

Anna Green

Environmentalists protested the development of a road on both environmental and mystical grounds.

A New Crayfish Species Is Named After Edward Snowden

Hannah Keyser

A new crayfish species is named for the NSA whistleblower.

A 500-Year-Old Royal Murder Mystery May Soon Be Solved

Michele Debczak

This historian thinks she can solve one of Britain's most infamous murder cases.

This Gorgeous Console Combines Arcade Games with 'Battleship'

Michele Debczak

Go head to head with a friend on this retro-inspired gaming console.

14 Swashbuckling Facts About 'Treasure Island'

Jeff Wells

This coming-of-age story featuring swaggering pirates, sea battles, and a quest for buried treasure is one of the most enduring adventure tales of all time.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

'Zodiac Starforce,' 'Snowden,' and more.

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