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2012Why do recipe writers lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions? (slate.com)
977 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 733 comments
2004Nullsoft: The death of the last maverick tech company (slate.com)
302 points | 7 years ago with 168 comments
2019Lines of code that changed everything (slate.com)
273 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 20 comments
2013Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning (slate.com)
271 points | 2 years ago with 134 comments
2010The US government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition (slate.com)
271 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 98 comments
2000Amazon: Ponzi Scheme or Wal-Mart of the Web? (slate.com)
225 points | 13 years ago with 81 comments
2009Why we don't use Galileo's last name (slate.com)
223 points | 4 years ago with 169 comments
2013Things that happen at a lock-picking convention (slate.com)
173 points | 7 years ago with 123 comments
2012Why Do So Many Zippers Say YKK? (slate.com)
155 points | 8 years ago with 60 comments
2005My coffeehouse nightmare (slate.com)
152 points | 7 years ago with 113 comments
2012YKK zippers: Why so many designers use them (slate.com)
140 points | 1 year ago with 155 comments
2013The Mystery of the Missing Hotel Toothpaste (slate.com)
121 points | 7 years ago with 115 comments
2009Why do so many people move to the Falkland Islands? (slate.com)
119 points | 2 years ago with 216 comments
2017Stop Equating “Science” with Truth (slate.com)
108 points | 2 years ago with 122 comments
2012The greatest paper map of the United States, made by one guy in Oregon (slate.com)
106 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 4 comments
201375 Years Ago, 'War of the Worlds' Started a Panic. Or Did It? (slate.com)
80 points | 3 years ago with 65 comments
2001The Mystery of the Millionaire Metaphysician (slate.com)
79 points | 9 years ago with 13 comments
2016Modernist Covers of 1930s Fortune Magazine (slate.com)
76 points | 4 years ago with 14 comments
201719th Century Moral Panic Over Paper Technology (slate.com)
72 points | 5 years ago with 21 comments
2012Where’s _why? (slate.com)
71 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 65 comments
2009Nordic Quack (slate.com)
68 points | 4 years ago with 47 comments
2011The abolition of mandatory retirement, and how it changed America (slate.com)
65 points | 3 years ago with 70 comments
2001The Mystery of the Millionaire Metaphysician (slate.com)
64 points | 5 years ago with 22 comments
2014I built that “so-and-so is typing” feature in chat (slate.com)
62 points | 3 years ago with 99 comments
2003Is Math a Young Man's Game? (slate.com)
61 points | 10 years ago with 82 comments
2013Free parking isn’t free: Parking mandates hurt America’s cities (slate.com)
61 points | 8 years ago with 51 comments
2011The Rise of “Logical Punctuation” (slate.com)
61 points | 8 years ago with 50 comments
2010Into Thin Error: Mountaineer Ed Viesturs on Making Mistakes (slate.com)
60 points | 4 years ago with 45 comments
2011How Hard Is It to Get a Cartoon into the New Yorker? (slate.com)
60 points | 6 years ago with 12 comments
2009Sweden's tradition of watching Donald Duck cartoons on Christmas Eve (slate.com)
59 points | 9 years ago with 53 comments
2015Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade (slate.com)
57 points | 6 years ago with 23 comments
2011The Lost Art of Pickpocketing (slate.com)
57 points | 10 years ago with 43 comments
1910Map of Bell Systems Telephone Network (slate.com)
56 points | 9 years ago with 12 comments
2011The “Nonplussed” Problem (slate.com)
53 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 68 comments
2006The shady one-man corporation that's destroying hip-hop (slate.com)
51 points | 10 years ago with 56 comments
2011When did we start signing our names to authenticate documents? (slate.com)
50 points | 2 years ago with 41 comments
2013Thesis Hatement: Getting a literature Ph.D (slate.com)
50 points | 8 years ago with 58 comments
2012The Crisis in American Walking (slate.com)
50 points | 9 years ago with 48 comments
2006Why dumb recruits cost the Army, big-time (slate.com)
47 points | 6 years ago with 91 comments
2007Why Starbucks actually helps mom and pop coffeehouses (slate.com)
46 points | 8 years ago with 40 comments
2013The Beauty of Bounded Gaps (slate.com)
44 points | 7 years ago with 12 comments
2011San Marino: The World’s Oldest Republic (slate.com)
42 points | 1 year ago with 23 comments
2014State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Time to Reimagine the Map? (slate.com)
40 points | 6 years ago with 32 comments
2010The Secret Language of Signs (slate.com)
27 points | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2011The Stutterer (slate.com)
25 points | 1 year ago with 5 comments
2017Apple Music Sing: Is this the dream karaoke machine? (slate.com)
22 points | 1 year ago with 14 comments
2014The Accumulibrary (slate.com)
15 points | 1 year ago with 4 comments
2013The Alien-Life Summit (slate.com)
11 points | 1 year ago with 2 comments
2009It Themes Somehow Familiar (slate.com)
10 points | 1 year ago with 0 comments

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