Makes Something Ironic? It's gotten to the point that many writers just avoid the word "irony" in order to fend off the inevitable derail about whether it was used correctly. (via Damn Interesting)
The Famous Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photo Captured an Authentic Moment—But Gave Many Americans a False Impression. (Thanks, Jim Kimble!)
How much will Medicare-for-all save Americans? A lot.
The Terrible Truth About Star Trek's Transporters. (via Real Clear Science)
Jokes I’ve Told That My Male Colleagues Didn’t Like.
The Backflip That Broke the Internet.
Songs That Sound the Same. You can let this playlist just run while you do something else, and you'll be glad you did. (via Metafilter)
How the English Found Cannabis. They found it irresistible. (via Nag on the Lake)
The New Explosive Theory About What Doomed the Crew of the Hunley.
A blast from the past (2016): 13 Times Animals Interrupted News Reports.