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The History of the Trapper Keeper

Erin McCarthy

Until now, the full story of the Trapper Keeper had only been told in a marketing textbook. Here's how your favorite school supply became an icon.

Who Is Dalton Trumbo? 5 Facts About Bryan Cranston's Next Role

Ethan Trex

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has signed on to play blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. That might not be familiar to everyone, but if you like classic movies, you probably know his work.

If You Fell Into a Volcano, How Would You Die?

Matt Soniak

Reader Erica writes in to ask, “If you fell into a volcano, how would you die? Would you sink and drown in the lava or get burned to death on the surface before you could go under?”

Morning Cup of Links: Let's Talk Like Pirates! Arr!

Miss Cellania

17 Swashbuckling Facts About Talk Like A Pirate Day

Mark Mancini

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Let’s hoist the Jolly Roger, break out the rum, and look back at the holiday’s timber-shivering history.

The Late Movies: Fun With Screaming!

Chris Higgins

8 People Who Were Arrested While Dressed As Superheroes

Mark Mancini

Be warned, superhero wannabes: Squeezing into a pair of tights and grabbing the nearest cape before going out to fight for justice will more likely get you incarcerated than applauded these days.

The Missing Links: Tracking the Champ

Colin Patrick

5 Characters from the Margins of Ancient Texts

Keith Houston

The margins of books have always been a playground for their readers’ notes, doodles, and questions.

Grave Sightings: Tennessee Williams

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

Wednesday is New Comics Day

Rich Barrett

Every Wednesday, I preview the 5 most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web that week. These aren't reviews, just brief highlights.

55 Unfortunately Unfinished Films

Jason English

This week, John Green looks at 55 films that never made it to the silver screen.

How Do You Renounce Your Citizenship?

Matt Soniak

Renouncing your citizenship involves a little more than just saying you’re doing it.

The Incredibly Important Statistic That Keeps Getting Better

Chris Higgins

Twenty years ago, children born in Ethiopia were at terrible risk of dying.

15 International Banknotes That Show Queen Elizabeth’s Aging Process

Arika Okrent

With such a long reign and so many nations issuing money with her image on it, there are enough banknote portraits to construct an aging timeline for the Queen.