The Lost Cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits. It turns out that the latest theories for learning academic material aren’t any more effective than earlier methods -and sometimes much less effective.
Why Do We Yawn? This is the science behind the act, although my answer was “to see if I can cause anyone else to yawn in return”.
The only ones: Escaping near death. Being the sole survivors means relief, gratitude, grief, guilt, and the burden of telling the story for everyone else. (via Metafilter)
Edison’s Failed Plot To Hijack Hollywood. He had deep pockets and the power of technology patents, but no understanding of the market.
7 Things You Need to Know about the Torah. Knowledge that will come in handy as we head into Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Through Japanese Eyes: WWII in Japanese Cinema. They say the winner gets to write the history, but movies are made everywhere.
The Unsolved Case of the "Lost Cyclist". Frank Lenz set out in 1872 to circle the world on a bicycle and got as far as Turkey before disappearing forever.