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It’s Official: Albert Einstein’s Advice is Worth Millions

Albert Einstein, besides being a genius, was also a decent tipper. The courier given this…

  • Geography

Africa’s Great Green Wall is Taking Root as the Next Wonder of the World

African nations are planting a continent-crossing Great Green Wall made entirely of vegetation and providing…

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Coffin Clubs Let Senior Citizens Embrace the Great Beyond in Style

These senior citizens are showing death who's boss by using their impending afterlife as a…

  • Science

Genetically Modified Skinny Pigs Could Mean Low-Fat Bacon

Scientists have discovered a way to make the piggies that go to market skinnier but…

  • Technology

NASA’s Actual Plan to Save the World from Asteroids

NASA wants to smash a satellite into an asteroid on purpose, and it's all in…

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Albert Einstein’s Neutron Star Collision Roadmap

Today’s scientists just witnessed two stars collide 130 million years in the past. We have…

  • Culture

Christine Ren’s Surreal Underwater Artwork With a Global Message

Christine Ren is on an ocean conservation crusade, and she's using breathtaking imagery to help…

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Germany’s Moving Performance Art for Train Passengers

The Moving Land art project featured a sneaky shark and long-distance runners out-pacing a train…

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Pilots Take to the Sky to Rescue Dogs in Need of Forever Homes

Pilots N Paws is doing whatever it can to help out stray dogs in shelters…

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The Amazing Escape That Lead a Slave and His Family to Freedom

When one man decided he'd had enough living life as a slave, he hatched a…

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10 Epic Adventures You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Looking to add a little excitement to your daily routine? Here's our suggestions for casting…

  • Geography

The Indian Man Who Planted a Forest to Save an Island

Part conservation effort, part labor of love, Jadav Payeng has single-handedly reforested a small inland…

  • Science

10 Incredible Things We Learned From The Cassini Mission

It spent nearly 20 years traveling hundreds of millions of miles and studying Saturn from…

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10 Animal Heroes Of The Past And Present

A hero can come in many shapes and sizes, but as we like to point…

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9/11 Boat Lift: The Largest Marine Evacuation in History

If it floated, it was needed. Half a million New Yorkers were rescued by a…

  • History

Ellis Island: The People That Helped Make America Great

Ellis Island, the busiest immigrant inspection gateway in the U.S. for over 60 years, opened…

  • Geography

This Is The World’s Deepest Hole

The Russians dug a nine-inch diameter hole 7.5 miles under the ground just to see…

  • Culture

10 Unique Sounding Languages

There's a lot of ways to vocally communicate on this planet of ours, but thanks…

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America’s Female Pilots That Were Forgotten By Their Country

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (or WASPs) of World War II were the Rosie the…

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10 Stories To Make You Feel Better Now

Wrapped up in all the negativity that's on the news right now? Here's a friendly…

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Why A Hitchcock Film is Helping Decode the Vegetative Human Brain

The responses to a suspenseful film clip are similar between some people with brain injuries…

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10 Things In Nature That Look Like a Vulva

You can talk about the womanly side of Mother Nature and what she represents in…

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The Most Elaborate Visualization Of The Human Brain To Date

These stunning images showcase the incredible complexity of the human brain through an explosive fusion…

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The Hero Dogs of 9/11

When their owners, and their city, needed them, these dogs proved themselves incredibly heroic, helping…

  • Culture

The MS-Suffering Wonder Woman of Marathon Running

For 47-year-old Annette Fredskov, when a 2010 Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis was given to her she…

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Nepal’s Kung Fu Nuns Are Using Martial Arts For Peace

You usually don’t hear the words ‘kung fu’ and ‘nuns’ in the same sentence, but…

  • History

Russia’s Seagull: The First Woman in Space

Valentina Tereshkova, call name “Seagull” and the first woman in space, flew solo for 71…

  • Geography

Man Lost in Amazon Survives—Thanks to Monkeys

Lost tourist says monkeys dropped fruit, led him to shelter during nine days in the…

  • Technology

The Dangerous, High-Flying History of Wingsuits

Wingsuits have come a long way since their inception and early days of being nothing…

  • Technology

Spermbot: The Futuristic Fertility Enhancer of Tomorrow

Male infertility may be meeting its match with the 'spermbot', a technological critter even more…

  • Culture

Cancer, Marathons and Terry Fox’s Legacy of Hope

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope began with the dipping of his artificial leg in the…

  • Culture

The Story Behind the Raiders of the Lost Ark Fan Adaptation Just Keeps Giving

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the three pre-teen lads who did…

  • Technology

A Look Back and Forward at the Flying Car

The path to a functional flying automobile has been a rocky one, but the days…

  • History

The Last White House Gut Job

Sometimes if you want to do the job right, you've got to start from the…

  • Culture

10 Good News Stories to Brighten Your View of the World

The world has expanded access to fresh water, restored sight to four million blind people,…

  • Science

The Little Wax Worm Might Solve Our Great Big Plastic Problem

Mother Nature has her fair share of troublemakers, including teeny moth larvae named the wax…

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The Japanese Pufferfish Becomes Nature’s Greatest Artist During Mating Season

What’s a lonely Japanese pufferfish to do when he’s in search of a mate and…

  • History

Operation Yellow Ribbon’s Small Town Hospitality on 9/11

September 11, 2001 is a day that will live in our collective memory for quite…

  • Science

Nuclear Fusion May Bring the Power of the Sun to Planet Earth

In the upcoming documentary film Let There Be Light, about humankind’s groundbreaking strides towards the…

  • Science

Science’s Most Mesmerizing Universe Simulations

Humanity's most advanced telescopes can only take snapshots of the cosmos but astronomers are using…

  • Science

15 Mesmerizing Things Invisible to the Human Eye

It is incredible what things look like at micro scale. Regardless if it can kill…

  • Geography

Drones Sacrificed to Capture Lava Lake at Ambrym Volcano

Drones capture high-definition images of the spectacular yet dangerous Marum Crater of Ambrym in Vanuatu.

  • Culture

Great Lakes Winter Surfing: Warm Wetsuits and Frigid Waters

Gale-force winds and snow squalls: two things that usually mean you're breaking out the shovel…

  • Science

How Rats Are Saving Human Lives With Their Noses

Forget the saying, ‘Like rats from a sinking ship.’ HeroRats are diving nose-first into danger…

  • Geography

10 of the World’s Most Remote Inhabited Islands

These are the islands in our dreams. The dots on our globe that we know…

  • Geography

How Artificial Reefs Are Saving Miami’s Ecosystems

While Miami certainly faces its challenges, there are a few things they are doing mostly…

  • Science

10 Notable Women of History in Science

Let’s be honest: we take science and technology for granted. Just be glad that these…

  • Technology

10 Technologies That Could Save the World

When life gives you poop, just make drinking water. The world might seem to be…

  • Technology

Designing and Inventing the LEGO Way Isn’t Just For Kids

Is there knowledge to be gained from LEGO besides the obvious ‘stepping on a small…

  • Geography

Why Canada Keeps Leaving Bottles of Whiskey on a Remote Island

There’s a tiny little island waaaay up north, between Canada and Greenland that’s creating a…

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  • People

Shakespeare Behind Bars Brings the Bard’s Words to Captive Participants

Prisons are not designed to be pleasant places. They are harsh, cruel, unforgiving. They can…

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  • Nature

Museo Atlántico is Europe’s First Underwater Contemporary Art Museum

British eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor is back again, this time with a massive new undertaking…

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The ‘Lucky’ Japanese Man Who Survived Two Atomic Bombs

For those of us who believe in good luck and bad luck, meet Tsutomu Yamaguchi,…

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15 Fearless Women of the Last 100 Years

These women risked life, limb, and liberty to achieve great things in the last century.…

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What if Earth Had Rings Like Saturn?

If Earth had rings like Saturn our sunsets would be an incredible spectacle. It isn't…

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The Nine Lives of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Author of The Little Prince

What the world needs now is more people of great skill and talent who write…

  • History

Marching for Equality: A Brief History of Women’s Marches

The night before Donald Trump took the Oval Office, more than 2 million women had…

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20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

We see so many “year in review” articles and social media posts towards the end…

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The African American Women Behind NASA’s Early Launches

This may come as a shock to some, but it shouldn’t: History, and science, is…

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The Christmas Island Miracle: The Migration of the Bright Red Crab

Travellers to Christmas Island, near Australia, might confront massive roadblocks and traffic congestion during their…

  • Culture

Coral Castle is a One-Man Engineering Marvel

See that luminescent bouquet of soon-to-be wilting roses you have in your hand that you’re…

  • Culture

15 Images That Will Blow Your Mind

We here at Interesting Shit still have that sparkle in our eye. Our universe is…

  • Nature

Considered Extinct for 80 Years, this Giant Insect Makes an Unlikely Comeback

It was thought rats from a sinking ship wiped out one of Earth's weirdest bugs,…

  • Technology

The 1,000-Foot-High Glass Slide in L.A. (360°)

Scared of heights? We've been the first ones to capture a virtual ride on a 1,000-foot-high…

  • History

Why Peter Pan’s Enduring Story Helps Funding a Children’s Hospital

The Peter Pan character, as created by Scottish author and playwright J.M. (James Matthew, Jimmy…

  • Geography

15 Alien Places on Planet Earth

It’s not written in stone (be it the glow-in-the-dark variety or otherwise) that an earthly…

  • Culture

Jason deCaires Taylor is Saving Coral Reefs by Creating Living Art

Go big or stay home. We’ve all heard the saying, but for British-born sculptor Jason…

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  • People

The Woman Who Survived a 10,000 Foot Fall

As far as holiday airport mayhem goes, chances are the 92 occupants (86 passengers and…

  • Geography
  • Nature

Manhattanhenge Is New York City’s Very Own Solstice

Manhattanhenge. Even if you don’t know what it’s the namesake of, it’s still an impressive…

  • Technology

The Plane That Returned to Flight After 67 Years in Glacier Ice

In the Marvel cinematic universe, Captain America spends 67 years trapped in glacier ice after…

  • Science

200 Years Old: The World Longevity Record

Have you ever found something you previously lost when looking for something else completely different?…

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The Greatest Humanitarian Airlift in History

The Great Berlin Airlift would make a superb name for a 1980s synth-pop band; however,…

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8 Good Reasons to Embrace the Ides of March

Shakespeare's words and Julius Caesar's death may have combined to turn March 15th (known to…