The Interesting Life of the Slurpee

The Slurpee was discovered accidentally, became a staple of “cool kid” culture in the 60s and 70s, and has continued to thrive thanks to brilliant marketing (and occasional deliciousness).

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From WriteAPrisoner to Women Behind Bars: The Biz of Finding Americans Pen Pals in Prison

Want a pen pal? How about one of America’s 2.3 million prisoners?

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The Top 1% Isn’t Cool. The Top .01% Is Cool.

The Occupy Wall Street crowd was off by a few decimal points.

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The No Left Turn Rule

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Like Derek Zoolander, UPS drivers can’t turn left.

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The Woman Behind Apple’s Legendary Icons

Susan Kare was a pixel art pioneer for Apple in the 1980s; today, she continues to dazzle.

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Investors’ Gender Bias In One Chart

Things VCs like: pitches by attractive men

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Punishable By Up to 5 Years in Prison: Lobbying

Ever wanted to ban lobbying? Until around 1950, you could.

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What Are the “Crunchiest” Cities and States in the U.S.?

We used data to find out which U.S. cities and states have the highest proportion of farmers’ markets, and, in turn, “crunchy” folk.

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The Literary Potential of Monkeys on Typewriters

Given enough time, monkeys hitting random keys on a typewriter would write better plays than Shakespeare.

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How the Internet is Typecast

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Why tech punditry sucks.

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