A Peek Into the World's Oldest Active Hotel
Nestled in Japan's Akaishi Mountains is the world's oldest hotel: Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan, established in 705 CE—over a millennium before any existing American hotels. Check it out.... READ ON
Birds Use Baby Talk, Just Like Humans
"Goo-goo ga-ga" may not be in their vernacular, but zebra finches "speak" to their young differently than they communicate with adults—just like we do.... READ ON
50 Years Ago, McDonald's Was a Very Different Place
Here's a glance into the history of the Golden Arches.... READ ON
That Crazy Thing Your Dog Does
When your dog randomly runs around like crazy, it's not actually crazy at all.... READ ON
The Hardest Working Baboon in South Africa
During his tenure as a paid employee at the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad in South Africa, Jack the baboon never made a single mistake.... READ ON
New App Takes You Inside the Edinburgh of the 16th Century
Researchers have reconstructed how the Scottish city would have looked shortly before it was largely destroyed by the English army in 1544.... READ ON
Little Free Pantries
Inspired by Little Free Libraries, Little Free Pantries have been popping up across the nation.... READ ON
Hear International Car Names Pronounced by Native Speakers
Never mispronounce names like Porsche, Volkswagen, and Hyundai again.... READ ON
The Strange Reason Snuggies Have Been Spending So Much Time in Court
Are Snuggies garments or blankets? Turns out the U.S. Court of International Trade has a strong opinion about that.... READ ON
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Watch Ultra-Closeup Video of Sweat Glands on Fingertips
Yes, even your fingertips are sweaty.... READ ON
This Kinetic Sculpture Plays Rock Music Using Actual Rocks
Listen to it play The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun."... READ ON
On This Day in 1957, Elvis Bought Graceland
He bought the mansion for his parents to live in.... READ ON
Why Do Cans of Diet Coke Float While Regular Coke Sinks?
Spoiler alert: It involves sugar.... READ ON
When the Queen Altered the Changing of the Guard
The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace very rarely deviates from long-standing rituals, but when they do, it's a powerful message.... READ ON
Watch How Snails Make Baby Snails
It's complicated.... READ ON
The Time a Cat Terrified Parliament
We know that politics can be a game of cat-and-mouse, but this kitty took it to a new level in 2009.... READ ON

On March 1st, 1912, Captain Albert Berry became the first person to parachute from an airplane...and walk away.

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