The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury

Chris Higgins

Today would have been Freddie Mercury's 66th birthday. We lost him in 1991, the year before Wayne's World brought his opus "Bohemian Rhapsody" to a new generation.

The Missing Links: Teddy Roosevelt's Gridiron Glory

Colin Patrick

Behold the World of 2000 Why do visions of the future always dwell on flying things? Flying cars. Hoverboards.

25 Deep-Fried Foods From the Texas State Fair

Cole Gamble

For years, county fairs have been at the forefront of deep-frying science, splicing and creating mutant “foods” that are all at once monstrous and wondrous.

WWII Bomb Discovered, Detonated in Munich

Chris Higgins

On August 27, construction workers in Munich discovered an American bomb from World War II inside an old bar that was being cleared for new construction.

Cold War: The Legal Battle Between Good Humor and the Popsicle Corporation

Matt Soniak

Advances in refrigeration technology led to an explosion in the world of ice creams and other frozen treats in the early 1900s.

Name That Tune: What's the Song That Clock Chimes Play?

Matt Soniak

Readers Meg, Wayne, and Rajiv all wrote in to ask about the tune that clock chimes typically play. What’s it called? Where did it come from? How’d it get so popular?

Whiskey Business: The Many Myths of Jack Daniel

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by Eric Furman In Lynchburg, Tennessee, tales of Jack Daniel are taller than Paul Bunyan on a step stool. The question is, are any of them

Brain Game: A Cup of Ambition

Today is 9/5, so we incorporated those numbers into today's today's Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge.

Morning Cup of Links: Fun with Subtitles

Miss Cellania

McDonald’s Goes Vegetarian in India.

If Classic Art Conformed to Modern Beauty Standards

Jill Harness

These days, women portrayed in popular media tend to be thin with medium or large breasts.

7 Teenagers Who Were Elected Mayor

Danny Groner

You might have to be 35 to run for president, but you can become mayor of a town much, much sooner.

The Late Movies: 7 Drastically Different Covers of "Single Ladies"

Erica Palan

Superstar Beyonce Knowles turns 31 today.

The 5pm Quiz: Lit Slits (Presidential Memoirs)

Eric Johnson

It's time for another edition of Lit Slits, where we test your knowledge of books people like to tell everyone they've read. This edition quizzes you on presidential memoirs.

Why Does Bad Weather Aggravate Old Injuries?

Matt Soniak

Reader Jen wrote in to ask, “Why do old injuries ache during crummy

The Missing Links: Murray and the Magician

Colin Patrick

Life at the DNC Take a look at the fantastic shots compiled by LIFE at the Democratic National Convention over a handful of decades.