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"Do Not Change Channel. Taping Dallas."

Colin Patrick

This month we once again celebrated the anniversary of the day in 1977 that VHS tapes (R.I.P.) were introduced to America.

How to Win Friends and Inoculate People: The Navy's Strategy for Saving the World

the mag

by David Axe For millions of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the U.S. Navy no longer conjures up images of war games and nuclear submarines.

Mike Krzyzewski Slap-Boxing With Bobby Knight in 1979 [Photo]

Jason English

File this under Strange Moments Captured in Historical Stock Images.

The Making of How Did You Know?

David K. Israel

Many of you hardcore HDYK? gamers have asked for a post like this in the past.

No Bull (well, one): 7 Historical Cow Tales

Miss Cellania

There were 94.5 million head of cattle in the US in 2009.

Crazy Video: Super-Hydrophobic Substances

Chris Higgins

Today's weird science: Dr. Neil Shirtcliffe shows off substances that repel water in very surprising ways.

Brain Game: Summer's Here

It's far too early to tell if this season will be warmer than most summers, but it's off to a good start, at least here in Michigan. By changing one letter at a time to form different Eng

Morning Cup of Links: DIY Eugenics

Miss Cellania

A beloved and successful racehorse dies under mysterious circumstances. After 78 years, science finds that it was, indeed, equicide. * Moonage Daydream: The Rock Album as Science Fiction.

My Favorite Planet is Named After A Child-Eating Cannibal

Ransom Riggs

I was unaware of the dark side of the myth of Saturn (AKA Titan Chronus in Greek mythology) until I ran across a post on Atlas Obscura about a disturbing fountain in the middle of Bern, Switzerland.

The Late Movies: Complaint Choirs

Chris Higgins

A "Complaints Choir" is a community project in which people sing their complaints, generally about local issues -- transit, weather, and politics seem to make it into every choir's song

Buy Your (Potential) Dream Home

Colin Patrick

As a child I often imagined my dream home and what sorts of mind-blowingly sweet (not a word I use now) amenities it would feature.

Got Talent?

David K. Israel

Can you lick your elbow? Can you belch a Lady Gaga song or juggle forks while doing acrobatics?

Happy Belated Captain Picard Day!

Chris Higgins

I'm embarrassed to admit that I missed this year's Captain Picard Day -- it was one week ago today, on June 16.

Wednesday Words: the origins of some well-known words and phrases

David K. Israel

I once had the good fortune of visiting with Lauren Bacall in her apartment in NYC.

Our Favorite Vampires

Miss Cellania

To celebrate our new "Team Edvard" shirt, we're re-running some of our favorite vampire stories this week.

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