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The Largest Small-Scale Model Ever Built Once Protected the Nation From Floods

Bess Lovejoy

This model of the Mississippi River Basin was a feat of midcentury engineering. Now it's open to the public.

Warning! These 1950s Movie Gimmicks Will Shock You

The gimmick craze of the 1950s put special effects in your face and under your seat, literally.

12 Cookie Cutters To Make Your Holiday Treats Stand Out

Hannah Keyser

We can't promise that appropriately themed cookie cutters will make your baked goods taste any better this holiday season.

Show & Tell: Coney Island Gambling Wheel

Alex Palmer

This colorful wheel with dragons for spokes tells us a little about the glory days of Coney Island.

17 Colorful Facts About The Beatles' 'White Album'

Roger Cormier

Mothers, the Farrow sisters, Eric Clapton, and Eric Clapton's sweet tooth were big inspirations.

25 Homespun Facts About Kansas

Kirstin Fawcett

Here's why there's no place like the Sunflower State.

Why Does This YouTube Star Eat the Apples in Chernobyl?

Shaunacy Ferro

YouTuber Bionerd23's videos from the Exclusion Zone aim to show viewers how safe the nuclear disaster site can be these days.

Oglethorpe University's 'Crypt of Civilization'

Stacy Conradt

Not content to simply bury a box or a tube, the institution (and its president) buried an entire room.

Lowkey: A Word That's Lowkey Snuck Into Our Vocabulary

Gretchen McCulloch

How is language evolving on the internet? In this series on internet linguistics, Gretchen McCulloch breaks down the latest innovations in online communication.

Turn-of-the-Century Germany in Color Photographs

Shaunacy Ferro

Beach days looked a lot different back then.

5 Questions: Leftovers

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Backwards navigation:Forbidden

An Arkansas Phone Booth Got on the National Register of Historic Places

Shaunacy Ferro

It is one of the earliest phone booth designs specifically for outdoor use.

9 Breathtaking German Castles

Miss Cellania

Take a virtual tour of some gorgeous German history.

Artist Creates Miniature Paintings on Seeds

Rebecca OConnell

Teensy-tiny art that fits on a pumpkin seed.

The Beautiful Science Behind a Bursting Balloon

Caitlin Schneider

The higher the pressure, the more dramatic the pop.