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17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure

Miss Cellania

Sometimes you just need a break!

11 of the Most-Watched Television Trials

Jennifer M Wood

On April 11, 1961, the trial of war criminal Adolf Eichmann was the first to be completely televised. Here are 11 of the most-watched since then.

What the Heck is Going On With This Ice?

Matt Soniak

This video has been making the rounds on the Web the last few days, showing a bizarre mound of ice shards piling up on the shore of a lake. Nature, you crazy.

41 of History's Weirdest Pets

Why CERN is Recreating the First Web Page

The Week

The European science organization wants to remind the world that, 20 years ago, it gave us the World Wide Web for free

5 Writers with Gender-Bending Pseudonyms

Zac Bissonette

Here are five famous writers who, mostly for marketing reasons, changed genders for their bylines and book covers.

The Missing Links: Why You Won't Win the Lottery

Colin Patrick

6 Movies That Were Almost Other Movies

Rick Marshall

With the number of remakes, reboots, and re-imagined movies coming out of Hollywood lately, the industry seems intent on taking everything old and making it new again.

Retrobituaries: Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House

David W Brown

In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Ruth Fertel, who died at 75 in 2002.

17 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

Laura Turner Garrison

If you remember nothing else from this article, remember that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. Go ahead and buy the card now.

8 Symbols That We Turned Into Words

Arika Okrent

The symbols we use also have names: dollar sign, treble clef, asterisk, etc. But sometimes the name for a symbol takes on a different sort of meaning.

Bates Motel Recap, E7: "The Man in Number 9"

Stacy Conradt

This week on Bates Motel: Dead deputies, dead dogs and dead dreams. Ah, idyllic White Pine Bay. Having fun! Wish you were here!

What Determines What Your Voice Sounds Like?

Kevin Kampwirth

As a marker of singularity, our voices are as effective as our fingerprints.

The Late Movies: The Evolution of Bugs Bunny

Erica Palan

Come Join Us on the Road!

Jason English