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Every week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and some of them are pretty great. Here are the best of the bunch. Read more ›

reading The Best Stuff We’ve Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of great articles. Here are the best of the bunch.Read more ›

cute660 Why Babies and Other Things Are Cute, Explained

Ever wonder why you find some things cute? Here we explain it. Read more ›

In Search of the Ghoulish Work of Japan’s Unit 731

There was something about the moment in human history that encapsulated World War II where the idea of vivisecting humans seemed appealing to a lot of people around the world. Either that, or there are a lot of us who

Nazi Soap Made from Holocaust Victims Gets You the Opposite of Clean

I spent five weeks of my 20s driving around the U.S., living in a van. It was cool. One of the many things that I learned from that trip — including that there are a surprising number of gas stations

Eugenics is Alive and Well; Kind of Turned on Head by Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

At Stuff You Should Know, it is our goal to give everybody something interesting to discuss around the campfire or the bar or between rounds at a cockfight, even if it means we feel dirty after having reached that goal.

Reason No. 4,599,032,433 to Hate the Nazis: A Very Swastika Christmas

Everybody hates the Nazis. Except, of course, neo-Nazis, and everybody else hates them too. The reasons are pretty much endless: the Holocaust, the horrific medical experiments, the ones who got away to Brazil and Alabama. Nazis are fun to hate,

Finally! Lazy, Good-For-Nothing Roswell Aliens Cough Up Graphene

Back when I was a younger pup, I used to be interested in all manner of weird phenomena, ghosts especially, and I figured I would grow up to go study at Duke’s now-defunct school of parapsychology. That didn’t pan out;

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