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Eat like an ancient Roman by recreating bread from Pompeii
Walk like an Egyptian, eat like a Roman.
What’s in a packrat’s petrified pee? Just a few thousand years of secrets.
Humans stand to learn a lot from these furry little collectors.
The US military’s first experiment with portable nuclear reactors was short and tragic
Naturally, they're trying it again.
Why were chainsaws invented? To help with childbirth.
And other weird things we learned this week.
Some skyscrapers are so shiny they turn into death rays
Plus other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
The thorny history of barbed wire
Looking back on the American invention's complicated past.
Why are people obsessed with the Olympics?
We broke down the psychology for the haters out there.
11 terrifying childcare inventions from the early 20th century
Enjoy several horrifying parenting aids pulled from our archives.
What is the ‘red glare’ in the Star Spangled Banner?
A history of rocket technology.
The fascinating and complex rise of palm oil
The recent movement against trans fats and petroleum put palm oil plantations in higher demand.