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fashion

In A City Of Murals, The Simplest One Stands Out

The bright pink wall of this L.A. clothing store has become an Instagram icon.
June 16, 2016
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sports

What It's Like to Run a Fan Site For the Arguably Worst Team in NBA History

The Philadelphia 76ers have brought shame to the City of Brotherly Love.
June 9, 2016
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canada

What's Going On With the Way Canadians Say 'About'?

It's not pronounced how you think it is.
June 1, 2016
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canada

The Delightful Perversity of Québec's Catholic Swears

The Canadian province has expletives like no other.
May 26, 2016
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evil plants

Do Not Eat, Touch, Or Even Inhale the Air Around the Manchineel Tree

Meet America's deadliest tree. Found in Florida, of course.
May 19, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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mexico

Everything You Know About Mole Sauce Is A Lie

If what you know is that mole's most important ingredient is chocolate.
May 12, 2016
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olympics

The Story Behind the Incredible Obstacle Course Video That Went Viral

It turns out that military competitions are especially nuts.
May 5, 2016
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nba playoffs

The Fascinating Local Color from Illegal NBA Playoff Streams

It's not legal, advisable or convenient, but you can learn a lot about a place from its halftime shows.
April 28, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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judaism

Let Them Eat Corn! The New Rules of Passover

The eons-old fight over whether eating bread should be punishable by death.
April 20, 2016
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relationships

There's Only One State Where You Can Marry Without God as a Witness

The surprisingly sweet and tolerant uses of a 330-year-old law.
April 14, 2016
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russia

How To Drink Vodka Like a Russian

Never drink alone, for starters.
April 7, 2016
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animals

Why Do We Even Have Toes?

Seriously, why?
March 31, 2016
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linguistics

The Enduring Mystery of 'Jawn,' Philadelphia's All-Purpose Noun

According to experts, it's unlike any word, in any language.
March 24, 2016
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garbage week

Private Eyes Tell Us About Digging Through People's Trash

It turns out this technique isn't just good in movies—it works in real life, too.
March 18, 2016
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architecture

Philadelphia's Trinity Houses are the Original Tiny Houses

Move over, cabin porn. These are the oldest, and cutest.
March 10, 2016
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language

Why There’s No Such Thing As A Brooklyn Accent

The New York accent (also found in New Jersey) is one of the most linguistically strange speech patterns in the country.
March 3, 2016
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language

How to Speak Cat

New research says that feline communication is possible—but not intuitive.
March 1, 2016
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presidents

The Persistent Mystery of How Many People Vote for Santa Claus

Joke ballots go uncounted (but that doesn't stop people from trying).
February 29, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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cake

Toward a Unified Theory of the New York Cheesecake

February 18, 2016
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calvin coolidge

When the President Was the Quietest Man in the Room

February 4, 2016
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public policy

Why New York City Has a Public Bathroom Problem

January 28, 2016
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canada

A Blizzard In This Part Of Canada Delays Exams For 6 Months

January 21, 2016
Gastro Obscura
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taco

The Texan Who Invented Chili Powder Also Accidentally Created the American Taco

January 14, 2016
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men

We are Living in the Golden Age of the Goatee

January 6, 2016