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Genetic Study Suggests Dogs Originated in Central Asia

Michele Debczak

Our relationship with domesticated canines may have begun near Mongolia and Nepal.

12 Sweet Facts About Carvel

Hannah Keyser

You can thank Carvel for round ice cream sandwiches!

The Expansive History of New York City's Narrowest House

Kirstin Fawcett

The structure's facade is less than ten feet wide—and it's even more cramped inside.

Japanese Egg Mascot Gudetama Gets Its Own Themed Cafe (and Weird Dessert)

Rebecca OConnell

What could be more delicious than an incontinent pastry?

Kids Help Save the Oceans With Shark Stanley

Kate Horowitz

The cartoon hammerhead helps protect endangered sharks one smile at a time.

Aaugh! 10 Facts About 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'

Jake Rossen

How charmingly pathetic is Charlie Brown? After he was shown getting rocks for Halloween, kids sent sacks of candy to Charles Schulz's studio.

Are Snakes Immune to Their Own Venom?

Jake Rossen

Venomous bites can paralyze and kill prey. But what happens when a snake is exposed to its own toxins?

Tony Hawk Helped Design a Hoverboard, Just in Time for 'Back to the Future' Day

Michele Debczak

Marty McFly would approve.

1983 Atari Commercial Suggests Hitting the Beach With Your Console

Caitlin Schneider

You might get sand in the joystick, but it'll be worth it.

Morning Cup of Links: 'The Force Awakens' Trailer

Miss Cellania

Start your day right with these awesome links!

6 Hallmark Products Greeted With Controversy

Jake Rossen

Swastika-patterned gift wrap doesn't always go over well. Who knew?

Watch Two Master Film Composers Explain Their Creative Process

Anna Green

Every movie soundtrack tells a story—and few composers know more about musical storytelling than Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell.

A Very Fast Asteroid Will Pass Very Close to Earth on Halloween

Andrew LaSane

No other object will pass by the planet this closely until 2027.

New York City Dog Instagram, The Dogist, Is Getting Its Own Book

Rebecca OConnell

Photos from the beloved Instagram are now available in book form.

11 Corn Holders That Aren’t Shaped Like Corn

Alvin Ward

Most households only have the same old, yellow corn-shaped holders, but there are so many novel options out there to choose from.

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