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Why Millennials Miss LimeWire Enough to Resurrect It as a Meme

At the turn of the millennium, nobody knew the future of music. But it was beyond obvious that personal computers would have a part to…

The Strange, Beefy Evolution of the Slim Jim

The Slim Jim manufacturing plant, located in Troy, Ohio, produces approximately one billion of the meat sticks per year, which go on to line the…

The Cultural History of the Fanny Pack

I guess we should have seen it coming: According to news outlet after news outlet after news outlet, the fanny pack (or “bum bag,” as…

This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick

The Bayeux Tapestry, which actually a 230-foot long cloth embroidery, dates to the 11th century and narrates, in a sequence of images, the Norman conquest…