The History of Dog Food.
Cleaning: The Final Feminist Frontier. (via Metafilter)
7 Strange Commencement Speeches.
Emily Spivack, who runs the Smithsonian blog Threaded, browses eBay for vintage clothing. She found herself especially drawn to clothing items that had stories behind them which she started buying.
The South's Shocking Hidden History: Thousands of Blacks Forced Into Slavery Until WW2. (via Metafilter)
A brief history of trolls. Troublemaking on the internet comes in many bitter flavors, and changes over time.
Crowdfunding, or getting your fans to finance your next project, raises some ethical questions. Where do you draw the line between investment and exploitation?
Everything Non-Europeans Need To Know About Eurovision. But you don't have to understand it to enjoy the absurdity of it all.
Jen had part of her pelvis removed as treatment for cancer. The surgery left her with the strange ability to twist her leg completely around and freak people out.
10 Incredible Cryptids that Attack from the Air. Only slightly less terrifying than snake venom, at least these are legendary instead of real.