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silent film

How Pie-Throwing Became a Comedy Standard

One film studio in Los Angeles pioneered the trope of flying pies.
July 10, 2018
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suffrage

How Vegetarian Food Fueled the British Suffragette Movement

Some even started a cafe.
July 3, 2018
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luck

Why Garlic Brings Good Luck to This Spanish Soccer Team

It's thought to dispel evil.
June 29, 2018
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surfing

Abalonia: The Island Nation That Never Was

It was meant to be a seafood paradise.
June 28, 2018
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physics

How Isaac Newton's Apple Tree Spread Across the World

Clones and descendants of the famed tree grow on 6 continents.
June 26, 2018
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physics

Newton's Apple Tree Around the World

A global map of science's most important tree.
June 26, 2018
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vanilla

Why One Island Grows 80% of the World's Vanilla

Now, it's more valuable than silver.
June 20, 2018
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cherry

The Tragic Roots of America's Favorite Cherry

The Chinese Exclusion Act likely exiled the man who first cultivated it.
June 19, 2018
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great depression foods

During the Great Depression, 'Penny Restaurants' Fed the Unemployed

Dishes cost a cent, or even came free.
June 15, 2018
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mushrooms

These Mushroom Clouds Are Made From Actual Mushrooms

A team of artists create horror out of fungi.
June 13, 2018
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marijuana

Remembering 'Brownie Mary,' San Francisco's Marijuana Pioneer

She baked thousands of pot brownies for AIDS patients.
June 12, 2018
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art deco

Restoring Glasgow's Tea Rooms to Their Art Nouveau Glory

On the 150th birthday of its designer, a famed tea establishment reopens.
June 11, 2018
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corn

Organic Farmers Are Using Flamethrowers to Weed Their Fields

Burn, broadleaf weeds, burn!
June 6, 2018
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future

What Will Your National Dish Look Like in 2050?

We want to know your predictions for the future's culinary landscape.
June 5, 2018
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christopher columbus

Why Is a ‘Pepper’ Different From ‘Pepper’? Blame Christopher Columbus

Black pepper and chili peppers have little in common.
June 4, 2018
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pastry

Driving a Muffin Car Is Fun (and Slightly Dangerous)

For 14 years, "Muffineers" have built movable treats.
June 1, 2018
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oil

Found: Evidence of Italy's Oldest Olive Oil

It was discovered on shards of pottery uncovered 20 years ago.
May 31, 2018
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hats

The Fabulous Food Hats of Maor Zabar

Now you can wear hot dogs, pizza, and sushi on your head.
May 30, 2018
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beans

Why Beans Were an Ancient Emblem of Death

Fava beans can be lethal.
May 25, 2018
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playing with your food

The Designer Making Board Games You Can Eat

Win or lose, all that's left are crumbs.
May 24, 2018
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tibet

The Ephemeral Butter Art of Tibetan Buddhism

The artists need cold fingers and plenty of patience.
May 23, 2018
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food fights

Was the Long Island Iced Tea Invented in ... Tennessee?

"Not since the 'Battle of Long Island' has Long Island's honor been so challenged."
May 21, 2018
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software

Early Hackers Used Whistles From Cap’n Crunch Cereal Boxes

You can draw a line from the tiny toys to Apple Inc.
May 18, 2018
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classical music

Why a San Francisco Burger King Blasts Classical Music Day and Night

It's not meant to be pleasant.
May 17, 2018