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Why Did Yankee Doodle Call a Feather ‘Macaroni’?

Arika Okrent

8 Old Second City Sketches Featuring Now-Famous Comedians

Colin Patrick

Patient Mother Raccoon Teaches Her Baby to Climb a Tree

Rebecca OConnell

This helpful mother shoves her child up the trunk.

The White House Has Lifted its 40-Year Ban on Photos

Hannah Keyser

12 Unsettling Facts About 'The Metamorphosis'

Jeff Wells

"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning..."

Researchers Discover Some Deep Sea Sharks are Buoyant

Caitlin Schneider

A new study finds that some deep sea sharks have positive buoyancy, upending the conventional wisdom that they'll sink if they stop swimming.

See Photos From the Original Kodak Camera

Caitlin Schneider

The National Media Museum has a collection of the two-and-a-half-inch photo prints taken using the Kodak No. 1 over a hundred years ago.

Most Mountains Aren’t Shaped Like You Think They Are

Matt Soniak

If we asked you to picture a mountain, you’d probably imagine something that kind of looks like a pyramid, right? But it turns out mountains are a lot more varied than we knew.

13 Things You Might Not Know About Comedian Aasif Mandvi

the mag Jen Doll

From Disney to The Daily Show, and beyond.

Calling All History Buffs: You Can Buy a Civil War Costume for Your Dog

Hayley Harding

Looking to enter your pooch into a Ulysses S. Grant lookalike contest? You've come to the right place.

Elementary Infographics Explaining the Many Cases of Sherlock Holmes

Hannah Keyser

A series of infographics showcase stats about the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

Scotsman Finds Possible Picasso in His Attic

Caitlin Schneider

The supposed original work by Pablo Picasso was a gift from a lost love affair, and it stayed rolled up in a suitcase for 55 years.

10 Times Jesus and Mary Have Appeared in Nature

Stacy Conradt

Pareidolia or miracle? We'll let you be the judge of these mysterious shadows, marks, and stains.

Underground Farm Opens Up in London's Abandoned World War II Bunkers

Shaunacy Ferro

Growing Underground is providing fresh produce to London markets from beneath the city.

Learn How to Make Your Own Wine

Sonia Weiser

Save money and impress your friends by serving them homemade vino.

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