Morning Cup of Links
California or Bust
Enjoy these links for Fat Tuesday!... READ ON
Videos
A Hidden Trick To Help You Navigate Central Park
Even tourists unfamiliar with the park's secrets will never be lost as long as they find a lamppost.... READ ON
Fun
Peek Inside YouTube Star Simone Giertz’s Robotics Lab
The "Queen of Sh*tty Robots" has a pretty decent workspace.... READ ON
Travel
This Interactive Map Lets You See Which Local Bridges Are Safe
More than 130,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.... READ ON
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7 Unexpected Ways Fire Changed the Course of History
Presented by National Geographic.... READ ON
Fun
Meet the Man Who Claimed to Have the World's Longest Last Name
He usually went by Mr. Wolfe + 585, Senior.... READ ON
Movies
How Robert De Niro's Landlord Landed a Role in Goodfellas
Chuck Low repeated a familiar line to his famous tenant: "I wanna be in the movies, I wanna be in the movies."... READ ON
Movies
Le Creuset to Release Beauty and the Beast-Themed Cookware
In honor of the upcoming live-action version, you can buy a soup pot that honors Belle and friends.... READ ON
Food
9 Royally Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About King Cake
The colorful cake is primarily associated with Big Easy revelry, but its history reaches back centuries.... READ ON
Retrobituaries
Giuseppe Dosi, Italy's Famed Detective and Master of Disguise
He had at least 17 confirmed disguises, and five fully fleshed-out identities complete with fake identity documents, background stories, and even their own penmanship.... READ ON
Videos
What's the Deal With Sensory Deprivation Tanks?
In recent years, Flotation Sensory Deprivation has become popular. Proponents of the practice claim that it is therapeutic and relaxing. Some people claim that the practice even causes them to hallucinate.... READ ON
Space
SpaceX Is Sending Two Private Citizens Around the Moon
The flight is scheduled for late 2018.... READ ON
Words
6 Idioms That Came From Film And Theater
Chances are, you’ve probably used an idiom from film or theater in an everyday context—maybe without even knowing it.... READ ON
Words
Lookups of 'Exhume' and 'Confluence' Spiked During the Oscars Ceremony
When Hollywood talks, people listen. Then they Google.... READ ON
Live Smarter
Why Making Decisions Stresses Some People Out
Plus, what you can do about it.... READ ON
Travel
Take a Literary Vacation With Rail Europe
The railway has prepared a few itineraries for book-loving travelers.... READ ON

Prior to the 1800s, people tried to clean their teeth using eggshells and abrasives. Not until 1824 did an American dentist named Peabody come up with the idea to add soap to tooth powder, thus giving it a cleansing agent.

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