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This Smartphone Can Be Washed With Soap and Water

Andrew LaSane

Japanese brand Kyocera recently released Digno Rafre, a mobile device you can scrub clean.

These Stone Etchings Might Depict a Prehistoric Campsite

Kirstin Fawcett

Researchers think it's one of the earliest depictions of a hunter-gatherer camp.

Engineering Students Build a Personal Flying Machine in Singapore

Shaunacy Ferro

It won’t take you very far, though. It can only stay aloft for about five minutes.

9 Facts About Krampus, St. Nick's Demonic Companion

Jess Zimmerman

St. Nick brings the gifts, and Krampus brings the pain.

Meet the Man Who Gave the Lightsaber Its Hum

Kirstin Fawcett

A sound designer named Ben Burtt was the mastermind behind the iconic weapon's sound.

A Brief History of Moonshine

Clair McLafferty

In the South, tracking down and drinking moonshine is a rite of passage.

Show & Tell: The Lamp That Saved Coal Miners' Lives

Rebecca Onion

Coal was at the heart of early 19th-century England’s industrial progress, but until this lamp came along there was no safe way to see inside the mines.

16 Jobs That Let You Travel the World

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”

25 Magnificent Facts About Maine

Anna Green

Blanketed in forests, and bordered on one side by thousands of miles of coastline, Maine is full of wonders both natural and human-made.

The Missing Links: The Hypnotic Cardistry Kid

Colin Patrick

Rare Photos of the Wreckage of a Pearl Harbor Seaplane

Shaunacy Ferro

Archaeologists have been trying to take images of this wreck for 20 years.

This High Security Lock Is Almost Impossible to Pick

Andrew LaSane

Only the specially designed key can reach the lock's inner workings.

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.

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