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Louis de Wohl, the Astrologer Who Was Hired By MI5

Paul Anthony Jones

12 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Thinker'

Kristy Puchko

The Missing Links: If the Earth Stopped Spinning

Colin Patrick

5 Movies That Got Their Filmmakers Arrested

Jake Rossen

While some audiences would like to have filmmakers brought up on charges for a truly bad movie, no such law currently exists.

10 Resilient Facts About Pachyrhinosaurus

Mark Mancini

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

Michael Arbeiter

Grave Sightings: Andrew Jackson

Stacy Conradt

Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

Sean ONeill Arika Okrent

English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way.

What Games Did You Invent as a Kid?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. This week the whole office pitched in...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

How Charlotte's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Sarah Crosland

Wonder how Myers Park or NoDa became Myers Park and NoDa? To track down these answers, we enlisted the help of local historian Thomas Hanchett.

How a Former First Lady Helped Save Grand Central Terminal

Amy Plitt

Shortly after New York City's Penn Station was torn down in 1963, its east side counterpart—Grand Central Terminal—nearly suffered the safe fate.

7 Big Facts About the Flemish Giant Rabbit

Sonia Weiser

How Do You Say "Pecan"?

Arika Okrent

There may be as many ways to say it as there are pecans in a pie. What makes this word so hard to pin down?

The Secret History of the Pencil

the mag

And why you should thank Henry David Thoreau for the No. 2.

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