The First 12 Cost a Penny, But... The saga of the Columbia House Record Club.
George Poinar Jr. was the entomologist who inspired Jurassic Park. Now he has a tick in amber full of 20 million-year-old blood.
A Price Analysis of Restaurant Food. Not all ingredients have an equal markup. (via Metafilter)
7 Epic Magician Rivalries.
Why It Matters Whether Students Learn About World War I in American History or World History Class. American history class has a traditional agenda.
Exquisite Chess Sets Once Captured the Game's Global Heritage. Chess has changed over time, and is even played differently from place to place.
Journal Publishes Seinfeld-themed Fake Article. The staff in the peer review room must have been asleep.
The women of World War I. They jumped in to prove themselves by helping in any way possible.
15 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument. Its road to completion was pretty rocky.
In the Shadow of a Fairy Tale. Being a stepmother is hard enough without the horrible mythology.