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How Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon without shoes
Plus other wild Olympic facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
European fighter jets are making a diplomatic statement with their tiger print
The Portuguese F-16 Fighting Falcon is just one member of a historic squadron.
Viagra could have been a groundbreaking cure for period cramps
And other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
America’s first bomber, ‘the flaming coffin,’ got its name for a reason
Also known as the “Liberty Plane," the vehicle was literally a hot mess.
What’s stranger than bees telling time? How we learned that they can.
A bee science saga—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Travel through time on history’s most ridiculous rides
Someone had to build it and try it.
This dog was genetically engineered to be a kitchen appliance
The saga of the turnspit dog—and other fun facts from The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Archaeologists finally uncovered some of the mystery behind Laos’s Plain of Jars
This cryptic megalithic site is thousands of years old, but its origin story is still not fully known.
The hellish Venus surface in 5 vintage photos
It's been nearly 40 years since we got a photographic close-up of the volcanic planet.
People used to drink a very specific kind of urine to treat motion sickness
Plus other weird things we learned this week