March 19, 2013 · 701,268 views
Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. This obligation was invented by De Beers.
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May 16, 2014 · 1,642,120 views
From Bieber to Springsteen, the booking fees of America's biggest stars may surprise you.
Feb. 19, 2015 · 522,709 views
In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.
July 18, 2013 · 279,454 views
Quantifying the astronomical increases in San Francisco rental prices.
April 17, 2013 · 124,238 views
The most profitable band that you've never heard on the radio.
April 4, 2014 · 465,716 views
UPS engineers map out routes for their drivers consisting of "a series of right-hand loops"
Aug. 13, 2014 · 196,012 views
An apartment in San Francisco costs how much?! Surely you jest, Priceonomics.
July 8, 2014 · 243,558 views
When Domino's Pizza debuted the "Noid" in the 80s, it was a smash success -- until one man became convinced it was him.
Dec. 15, 2014 · 145,647 views
A follow-up post, with one methodology for ranking cities by diversity.
Jan. 28, 2015 · 227,346 views
Maybe you haven't noticed, but just about every scene in every blockbuster movie has the same color scheme.
March 4, 2014 · 168,108 views
We use data to answer the important question, what kind of music is it okay for hipsters to like?
March 4, 2014 · 180,926 views
How one inventor went from making Frisbees to one of the world's best coffeemakers.
May 30, 2014 · 154,687 views
At $8 a piece (or $325 for 50), luxury ice cubes probably cost more than whatever you're drinking.
March 21, 2014 · 148,899 views
In the 1960s, professional bowlers were the sporting world's rockstars; today, most of them struggle to get by.
March 13, 2014 · 65,147 views
A look at the elite few who make a living as professional Lego builders.
Nov. 18, 2013 · 178,314 views
How one man went from writing jokes for Roseanne to homeless, and how he fought his way back using Craigslist.
Jan. 21, 2015 · 47,792 views
A look at the biggest US cities by the demographics of their smaller, and often much more homogenous, neighborhoods.
March 23, 2015 · 32,754 views
After being ousted from Stanford University in the 1960s for fiddling around with computers too much, composition professor Dr. John Chowning changed the course of music history.
Aug. 28, 2012 · 193,856 views
Put simply, why the heck do so many bicycles get stolen?
June 25, 2013 · 95,186 views
How should we understand the robust findings that suggest that the price of wine is not only uncorrelated with how much people enjoy it, but that the different tastes we describe in wine may all be in our heads?
June 3, 2014 · 28,438 views
Dogs and cats with black fur are the least likely to be adopted (and the most likely to be euthanized) at shelters. Why?
Sept. 29, 2014 · 23,622 views
His name was Simon, and he was one badass feline.
July 23, 2014 · 66,670 views
Americans nearly universally speed, and excess speed is a factor in many accidents. But what if higher speed limits made roads safer?
Oct. 3, 2014 · 93,302 views
Michael "Pirate Joe" Hallatt and his unmarked white van are Canada's number-one supplier of Trader Joe's items. And, so far, Trader Joe's hasn't been able to stop him.
Sept. 9, 2014 · 49,175 views
Iron Eyes Cody rose to fame in the 1970s as the teary-eyed face of the Native American community -- but he harbored a dark secret about his heritage.
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