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2016Leaded gas was a known poison the day it was invented (smithsonianmag.com)
611 points | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 399 comments
2012Teller Reveals His Secrets (smithsonianmag.com)
487 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 1 year ago with 3 comments
2016Giraffes Added to the Endangered Species List (smithsonianmag.com)
465 points | 4 years ago with 191 comments
2013For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off from All Human Contact (smithsonianmag.com)
417 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 134 comments
2013A Russian Family Was Isolated for 40 Years, Unaware of WWII (smithsonianmag.com)
279 points | 6 years ago with 83 comments
2014A whale who tried to mimic human speech (smithsonianmag.com)
278 points | 1 year ago with 133 comments
2019Venus could have been habitable for billions of years (smithsonianmag.com)
243 points | 1 year ago with 229 comments
2013The Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement (smithsonianmag.com)
234 points | 2 years ago with 252 comments
2017Lost languages discovered in the oldest continuously run libraries (smithsonianmag.com)
201 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 8 months ago with 79 comments
2017The Koh-i-Noor diamond, and why the British won’t give it back (smithsonianmag.com)
191 points | 2 weeks ago with 297 comments
2017How the 1918 Flu Spread Across America (smithsonianmag.com)
184 points | 2 years ago with 147 comments
2013The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life (smithsonianmag.com)
178 points | 6 years ago with 87 comments
2019Wealth as a predictor of whether an person pursues a creative profession (smithsonianmag.com)
173 points | 2 months ago with 172 comments
2013There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written (smithsonianmag.com)
163 points | 4 years ago with 99 comments
2013The tomato was feared in Europe for more than 200 years (smithsonianmag.com)
162 points | 3 annotations | 10 months ago with 182 comments
2013WWII Propaganda Popularized Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark (smithsonianmag.com)
151 points | 5 years ago with 43 comments
2013In 1991, Congress authorized $650M to make driverless cars a reality (smithsonianmag.com)
150 points | 3 years ago with 71 comments
2016How You Wound Up Playing ‘The Oregon Trail’ in Computer Class (smithsonianmag.com)
147 points | 1 year ago with 97 comments
2013Documenting Aramaic before its native speakers vanish (smithsonianmag.com)
130 points | 3 months ago with 93 comments
2019A sorceress’ kit was discovered in the ashes of Pompeii (smithsonianmag.com)
128 points | 1 year ago with 83 comments
2013WWII Propaganda Popularized Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark (smithsonianmag.com)
124 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
2015Urine, Not Chlorine, Causes Red Eyes in Pools (smithsonianmag.com)
118 points | 4 years ago with 93 comments
2012Teller Reveals His Secrets (smithsonianmag.com)
117 points | 3 annotations | 9 months ago with 68 comments
2013A Fossilized Blood-Engorged Mosquito Is Found for the First Time Ever (smithsonianmag.com)
112 points | 8 months ago with 65 comments
2016The Cassowary: World’s most dangerous bird (smithsonianmag.com)
111 points | 3 years ago with 45 comments
2005Native Intelligence (smithsonianmag.com)
110 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 2 comments
2014The Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Misled the World About Navigating the Pacific (smithsonianmag.com)
109 points | 3 years ago with 75 comments
2016Eight Secret Societies (smithsonianmag.com)
108 points | 1 annotation | 3 weeks ago with 109 comments
2018A $10B Experimental City Nearly Got Built in Rural Minnesota (smithsonianmag.com)
108 points | 2 years ago with 133 comments
2018Bats in Portuguese Libraries (smithsonianmag.com)
107 points | 2 years ago with 26 comments
2018Why walking on Legos hurts more than walking on fire or ice (smithsonianmag.com)
101 points | 1 annotation | 2 months ago with 99 comments
2008Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? (smithsonianmag.com)
99 points | 5 years ago with 43 comments
2018A variety of corn has evolved a way to make its own nitrogen (smithsonianmag.com)
98 points | 2 years ago with 86 comments
20171600s England Through the Eyes of One of the First Modern Travel Writers (smithsonianmag.com)
95 points | 3 years ago with 16 comments
2013A Neuroscientist Who Discovered He Was a Psychopath (smithsonianmag.com)
94 points | 3 years ago with 31 comments
2017Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic? (smithsonianmag.com)
94 points | 2 years ago with 68 comments
2018Hitler’s Teeth Confirm He Died in 1945 (smithsonianmag.com)
89 points | 1 annotation | 5 months ago with 91 comments
2013Where Did the Fear of Poisoned Halloween Candy Come From? (smithsonianmag.com)
87 points | 4 years ago with 63 comments
2015Kudzu, the vine that never truly ate the South (smithsonianmag.com)
85 points | 2 years ago with 40 comments
2011What the Luddites Really Fought Against (smithsonianmag.com)
82 points | 4 years ago with 50 comments
2018The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate (smithsonianmag.com)
81 points | 10 annotations | 6 months ago with 23 comments
2011The Body on Somerton Beach (smithsonianmag.com)
77 points | 8 years ago with 14 comments
2014What Emotion Goes Viral the Fastest? (smithsonianmag.com)
72 points | 5 years ago with 19 comments
2013A potato battery can light up a room for over a month (smithsonianmag.com)
71 points | 1 year ago with 69 comments
20151960s Mouse Utopias Led to Grim Predictions for Future of Humanity (smithsonianmag.com)
69 points | 1 year ago with 49 comments
2010Myths of the American Revolution (smithsonianmag.com)
67 points | 7 years ago with 18 comments
2013Into the Cave of Chile’s Witches (smithsonianmag.com)
64 points | 4 years ago with 4 comments
2017How the 1918 Flu Spread Across America (smithsonianmag.com)
64 points | 3 years ago with 11 comments
2014Some Chimps Are Putting Grass in Their Ears (smithsonianmag.com)
61 points | 5 years ago with 26 comments
2017Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish? (smithsonianmag.com)
60 points | 2 years ago with 33 comments
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