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25 Peachy Facts About Georgia

Michele Debczak

From pirates to monster pigs, here are a few things you might not have heard about the Empire State of the South.

The Missing Links: How Roaches With Backpacks Might Someday Save You

Colin Patrick

The Fart That Started a Revolution

Jake Rossen

When Egyptian rebel Amasis was confronted by a king's messenger, he said he had a message of his own—and then farted.

Humans Have Used Honeybees for 9000 Years

Kirstin Fawcett

Researchers have found chemical evidence indicating that Europe's early farmers exploited bees for their wax and honey.

15 Salacious Facts About John Singer Sargent’s 'Portrait of Madame X'

Kristy Puchko

Today, John Singer Sargent's 'Portrait of Madame X' is regarded as a brilliant and tasteful depiction of classical beauty and femininity.

Water on Earth Can Be Traced Back to Our Planet's Creation

Michele Debczak

Geological evidence suggests Earth's water is as old as the planet itself.

Coin-Operated Car Vending Machine Opens in Nashville

Anna Green

Customers just drop in a their coin, and watch as a robotic arm grabs their car.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories from all over.

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The Past and Future of Magnetic Poetry, the Populist Product that Began With a Sneeze

The inventor of Magnetic Poetry was thrust into his life's work by one well-timed sneeze.

Bulldog Completes a Record-Setting Skateboard Stunt

Hannah Keyser

For Guinness World Records Day, Otto the bulldog cruised through a human tunnel of 30 people.

In a League of Her Own: The Girl Who Fought to Play Baseball With the Boys

Jake Rossen

In the 1970s, 12-year-old Maria Pepe changed the face of Little League forever.

How a Wombat Became a Famous Art Muse

Kate Horowitz

Pre-Raphaelite artist Dante Gabriel Rossettiwas talented, tempestuous, and completely obsessed with wombats.

10 Magical Facts About ‘Jumanji’

Tara Aquino

Flash floods. Rabid monkeys. Blood-thirsty tigers. 'Jumanji' left no terror to the imagination.

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