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MAD Magazine Taught Us to Laugh but Now We Laugh At It

Had the venerable satirical magazine never existed, there might have been no SNL, no Letterman, no Stewart. But as its apt pupils went mainstream, …

Comic Books

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

A visit to the sauna is more than just relaxing; it seems to have real heart and cardiovascular benefits, as well. A group of researchers from the …

9 Reasons Why You Should Never Eat Pop-Tarts, Like, Ever

Busy mornings call for improvising, especially when it comes to breakfast. Most people rely on convenient foods like Pop-Tarts to help them get …

Nutrition

Changing one simple habit can improve your entire life

Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time.<p>He has won 28 medals in multiple swim categories and still holds several world records even though he has retired. His 80-inch wingspan and flexible ankles make him naturally predisposed to swimming—perhaps even more so than walking on …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Before of the Crusades: 350 - 1095

Launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the First Crusade was the most successful. Urban gave a dramatic speech urging …

World History

Taste Beyond The Tongue

As Buffett turns 87, here are 24 mind-blowing facts about him

<i>Video by GoBankingRates</i><p>Billionaire and legendary investor Warren Buffett turns 87 years old on August 30. With a net worth of nearly $77 billion, the …

Make DIY cold brew coffee—without fancy equipment

The method and chemistry behind your favorite caffeine source.<p>If you want to buy cold brew coffee, known for tasting smoother and naturally sweeter than its hot cousin, you’ll have to deal with its inflated price tag. Luckily, it’s quite easy to make your own cold brew, despite what Big Coffee …

The BBC’s top-paid male employee earns $2.8 million. The top-paid woman earns $580,000.

This morning, the BBC did something bold — it published the salaries of its top earners (defined as anyone making 150,000 pounds — the equivalent of about $195,000 — or more). This kind of list can be a really good tool for increasing transparency and accountability.<p>In the BBC's case, it also …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

University of Washington

The biggest reason you gain weight as you age has nothing to do with your metabolism

Stop blaming your metabolism.<p>If you're over 30 and have gained weight recently, chances are it has little to do with the complex chemical reaction that's responsible for turning food into energy in your body.<p>The real reason most people gain weight as they age is simple: they get less active over …

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

North Africa

See Wonder Woman, other DC superheroes in massive Lego form

Meet a giant Wonder Woman and her DC pals, made of Lego bricks

Heroes aren't born, they're made. Out of bricks.<p>At least they are at Art of the Brick: DC Superheroes, a new exhibit that shows classic comic heroes like Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman built out of millions of Lego bricks.<p>The exhibit is the work of artist Nathan Sawaya, a former lawyer who now …

Lego

Why do we race 2000m? The history behind the distance

It’s a simple question, yet the answer holds significant meaning. Perhaps it’s a characterization of someone’s status within a perceived pecking …

Animal sculptures made of Lego on display at RBG

BURLINGTON, Ont. — The Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest attraction of its kind in Canada, has installed Lego sculptures of plants and animals …

These Are The Best Cuts Of Steak To Grill

If you're gonna spend your money, make sure it's on the right cut.<p>You can’t just buy a hunk of meat, throw it on the grill and expect to eat a tasty feast. It <i>could</i> happen if luck is on your side, but if you buy the wrong cut of meat chances are you’ll end up with a tough, chewy meal that will feel …

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.<p>Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five …

The Lego 'Minecraft' Mountain Cave is the new biggest set in town

Lego and <i>Minecraft</i> have teamed up once again to bring a huge, elaborate set to the world: the 2,863-piece Mountain Cave.<p>The Mountain Cave, launching …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

17 Cheat Sheets Every Home Cook Should Know About

From baking hacks, to perfect pastas, to slow cooker shortcuts.

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Linguistics

How President Trump Could Seize More Power After a Terrorist Attack

Since September 11, 2001, ninety-four people have been killed in the United States in ten attacks carried out by a total of twelve radical Islamist terrorists. Each of the attackers was either an American citizen or a legal resident. More than half of the ninety-four murders occurred last year, …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Search Hidden Netflix Categories and Save Your Favorites With This Extension

Chrome: Netflix has a ton of hidden categories codes you can use to find movies and shows you’re into. The aptly-named Chrome extension Netflix …

Restaurant serves black, red and yellow Lego burgers

It is one of the latest - and weirdest - additions to the Philippines' culinary scene: the Brick Burger. A rectangular beef burger in a bun shaped like a piece of Lego, and there are three very intense colours to choose from.<p>The restaurant first opened its doors in August 2016, after owner Jergs …

Burgers

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …