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15 Artistic Facts About Jasper Johns’s 'Flag'

Kristy Puchko

American painter Jasper Johns shook up the art world by reconceptualizing common icons like targets, numbers, and letters. But it all began in 1954 with 'Flag.'

Every Bird Species in North America in a Single Poster

Shaunacy Ferro

Pop Chart Lab's latest poster is an exhaustive piece of aviary art.

This Indiana Road Was Built Around a Gravesite

Michele Debczak

This isn't something you want to pass late at night.

The 'Canadian Tuxedo' Can Apparently Be Traced Back to Bing Crosby

Kirstin Fawcett

According to Levi's, their designers provided Crosby with a dressed-up denim look after he was turned away from a swanky Canadian hotel for wearing an all-jean ensemble.

7 More Haunted Places and the Ghost Stories Behind Them

Miss Cellania

Sweet dreams, everyone!

Former 'Daily Show' Host Jon Stewart Is Opening an Animal Sanctuary

Anna Green

Two months after retiring from 'The Daily Show' Jon Stewart announced plans for his next role: animal rescuer.

The Ocean is Coughing Up Giant Prehistoric Shark Teeth

Rebecca OConnell

These might not fit on a necklace.

10 Wild Facts About Duran Duran

Bryan Reesman

Nearly 40 years into their recording career, the pop icons still know how to bring their A-game.

Scientists 3D Print Mini Arteries and Hearts

Shaunacy Ferro

The technology could be used to 3D print organs.

Archaeologists Discover 1400 Artifacts In Bronze Age Warrior’s Tomb

Anna Green

The tomb includes not only the warrior’s skeleton, but 1400 artifacts ranging from bronze swords and daggers to gold jewelry and precious stone beads.

What Happens to the Body After Death

Rebecca OConnell

This infographic is not for the squeamish.

15 Life-Affirming Facts About 'Leaving Las Vegas'

Roger Cormier

It's the 20th anniversary of the film that earned Nicolas Cage an Oscar and Elisabeth Shue respect.

The Agatha Christie Novel Linked to Real Murders

Jake Rossen

Graham Young used an obscure poison called thallium to kill. Did he take inspiration from a Christie novel?

What Historic Sword Fighting Actually Looked Like

Shaunacy Ferro

Messy!

You Could Live in the Hogwarts Great Hall

Shaunacy Ferro

The filming location for the Harry Potter movies will be converted into condos.

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