Why are Toilets Called “Johns"? Eddie Deezen tells us about the development of the loo.
You gonna eat that?
Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks. Warning: heartbreaking. (via Metafilter)
Olive Oatman, the Pioneer Girl Who Became a Marked Woman.
Who Owns Star Trek? A franchise must have a fandom to thrive at 50 years old.
Despite what you’ve heard, the period is here to stay. Clarity is well worth the extra keystroke.
Queen Elizabeth II took part in the royal birthday festivities last weekend wearing a bright green suit that was perfect for chroma key, or green screen technology. Bored Panda has 140 or so different renderings of the fun as people changed her outfit to other outfits, logos, pretty patterns, weather forecasts, memes, and more. (via reddit)
How 17 Equals 49.6: The Amazing Multiplying Women. A tiny percentage doubled is progress, but it’s still tiny.
Fascinating Human Wormholes. They span generations and historical eras, and make us feel small.
How Alexander Hamilton solved America's gun problem -228 years ago. What if gun owners really had to join a well-regulated militia?