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A British Owl Got a Library Card Because He's Great at Being an Owl

Hayley Harding

The library awarded him the card "in recognition of his valuable service to the campus."

Celebrate 150 Years of 'Wonderland' With a Digital Tea Party

Caitlin Schneider

Twelve curators each took a chapter of Lewis Carroll's classic story to create a one-of-a-kind digital annotated version.

'Little Women' is Getting a "Gritty" TV Reboot

Erin McCarthy

11 Snake Myths, Debunked

Mark Mancini

Some snake-related urban legends aren't too far removed from reality. Others are off by a mile.

Watch a Slow-Motion Video of Lightning in Action

Shaunacy Ferro

Well, "slow" is a relative term.

The Proper Way to Eat Hot Dogs, According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

Hayley Harding

Hot dogs: You're doing it wrong.

A Drug That Mimics the Effects of Exercise Helps Mice Lose Weight

Shaunacy Ferro

The molecule makes cells think they’ve run out of energy, helping obese mice lose weight without actually hitting the treadmill (or hamster wheel, as the case may be).

14 Road-Worthy Facts About 'National Lampoon's Vacation'

Jake Rossen

#2: It was based on a Rand McNally road atlas.

Placebos May Work Even If You Know the Treatment Isn't Real

Shaunacy Ferro

In one new study, subjects who knew they were taking a placebo still reported feeling pain relief.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Shakespeare’s 'King Lear,' Starring Sheep

Roma Panganiban

11 Mischievous Facts About Bugs Bunny

Shaunacy Ferro

The cartoon character turns 75 years old this week.

The Missing Links: A Kitten and Owlet Make Cute Friends

Colin Patrick

Maps Show How Uneven the Population in America Is By Region

Rebecca OConnell

A handy visualization to help you understand just how empty parts of the U.S. really are.

How a Distracted 11-Year-Old Invented the Popsicle

Stacy Conradt

Cool story.

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