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The Genius Who Invented Brunch

Ethan Trex

Guy Beringer didn’t set out to invent a new meal. Then he had a few drinks...

Oregon to California in 5 Minutes (Time Lapse)

Chris Higgins

How Cereal Transformed American Culture

the mag

More than a century ago, Christian fundamentalists invented cereal to promote a healthy lifestyle free of sin.

Strange States: Florida's Skunk Ape

Rob Lammle

Not even four days could cover all of the weird stuff happening in Florida...

The Original "Mahna Mahna"

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice

Roma Panganiban

World War I Centennial: Serbs Back Down, But Kaiser Warns of Coming Race War

Erik Sass

6 Animals Portrayed Incorrectly in Early Taxonomic Drawings

Erin McCarthy

Sometimes, an artist’s depiction of a creature was a little off.

12 Amazing Facts from the New Book 'Now I Know'

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis is the author of the new book Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts. We asked him to share a few amazing facts from the book.

What Everyday Behaviors Will Seem Crazy in 50 Years?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Strange States: Florida's Giant Penguin

Rob Lammle

There’s just too much weird stuff in Florida to quit after three days. Maybe a fourth Strange States entry will let us get it all out of our system...

10 Directors with Major Roles in Other Directors’ Films

Sean Hutchinson

What happens when well-known movie directors don’t do any directing at all, and star in other directors’ films in major roles that are more than simple cameos? Here are a few examples.

Morning Cup of Links: Return of the Panda Cam

Miss Cellania

How Do You Juice a Prune?

Matt Soniak

Reader Joe writes in to say, I recently bought a bag of "dried plums" only to later learn that a delicious dried plum is the exact same as a horrible old prune.