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Lewis & Clark's Excellent Adventure: An Illustrated Guide

the mag

A century before most Americans were even driving, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on the mother of all road trips.

11 TV Characters That Made Cameos on Other Shows

Rudie Obias

Throwing a fictional universe's characters together into one film (here's looking at you, The Avengers and Man of Steel: Superman Vs.

How the Indianapolis Neighborhood Venerable Flackville Got Its Name

Matt Soniak

Who put the Flack in Flackville? That would be brick manufacturer Mr. Joseph F. Flack.

10 Creative Pub Crawls

Mark Mancini

The object of a “pub crawl” is to walk from bar to bar on a pre-established route—drinking as one goes—within a certain time frame. Here are 10 of the most peculiar.

How to Start a Fire Without Matches

Our eight-part Be More Interesting series will teach you new skills to wow your friends. Today, Max Silvestri learns how to start a fire without matches.

Neanderthal vs. Cro-Magnon: What's the Difference?

Floss books

The Dilemma: At a cocktail party, a nasty brute spills a drink on you. You'd like to compare his manners to those of a more primitive hominid. But which would be more insulting?

Why Do Our Best Ideas Come to Us in the Shower?

Lucas Reilly

The shower creates the perfect conditions for a creative flash, coaxing out your inner genius.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 117

Mark Arminio

Trailer Thursday: Peeples, Aftershock and Gatsby, Old Sport!

Stacy Conradt

17 of the World’s Oldest Films, Captured by Thomas Edison

Lucas Reilly

Here are some of Edison’s best oldies, from the first recording of a kiss to the greatest cat video on the internet.

15 Polls Hijacked by the Internet

Erik van Rheenen

These polls went awry once people of the Internet found a way to steer them off track into outrageous (and sometimes insensitive) results.

A Short History of the Apple

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Don't Hit the Road, Jack

Colin Patrick

46 State Fairs and What Makes Them Special

Lauren Zumbach

Here's what you’ll find at state fairs across the country.

The Manhattan Project Bomb You Haven't Heard Of

Anne Wheeler

Why haven’t you heard of Thin Man? Well, it never saw the light of day.