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Pod City: Comedian Gilbert Gottfried Names 9 (Dead) Celebrities He’d Like to Have on His Podcast

Whitney Matheson

We called Gottfried and posed one question: If he could have any dead celebrity on his podcast, who would he choose?

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Laser Scans Reveal Ancient Buddha Statue Is Balding

Shaunacy Ferro

Scans of the Great Buddha of Nara show it has only half of the “rahotsu,” or curls, on its head as ancient sources claimed.

Scientists Create a Stretchy Biosensor Out of Chewing Gum

Shaunacy Ferro

It was successfully used to sense bodily motions like breathing.

Trace the Origins of Your Favorite Cat With This Infographic

Kirstin Fawcett

Ever wonder where some of the world's most beloved feline breeds come from?

10 Things You Might Not Know About Hardee’s

Suzanne Raga

Hardee was a real person who lost his namesake chain in a poker game.

Why Do We Eat Popcorn at the Movies?

How the salty, buttery snack became a staple at movie theaters across the country.

Running Ultramarathons May Shrink Your Brain

Kate Horowitz

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the effect is temporary.

33 Movies That Almost Starred Bill Murray

Roger Cormier

The notoriously hard-to-reach actor has missed out on a lot of films. Especially ones involving by Steven Spielberg.

How Do Blanks Work As Compared to Regular Bullets?

Mark Mancini

Don't be fooled, blanks can still kill.

The BBC Is Experimenting With Programs That Adapt to Viewers’ Tastes

Michele Debczak

The films and TV shows of the future may be tailored to each individual.

This Pop-Up Book Transforms Into a Working Camera

Caitlin Schneider

The perfect palate cleanser when all your gadgets are feeling tired.

7 Foods That Have Led to War

Janet Burns

Whether the cause of conflict was threats to a nation’s entire grain supply or the loss of a lone pig, these foods all ended up smack in the middle of war.

Watch This Artist Construct The World's Most Intricate Paper Airplane

Anna Green

Artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart spent 1000 hours building an incredibly intricate model airplane out of manila envelopes.

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