Why are so many feral chickens crossing the road in Maui? To get a rental car, of course. Stephanie Federico/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Stephanie Federico/NPR

'Best Fracking State In The Union': North Dakotans Pitch New License Plate Slogans

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/173086616/173089143" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A sip or a hit? Jack Faller sucks up a bourbon Vaportini at Red Kiva lounge in Chicago. Courtesy of Andrew Nawrocki/Time Out Chicago hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Andrew Nawrocki/Time Out Chicago

How A Hockey Blog Got The Scoop On Russia's Meteorite

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/172235263/172235254" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Florida Man' On Twitter Collects Real Headlines About World's Worst Superhero

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/172034470/172034455" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Seeds of fear? To most of us, cantaloupe and horn melon look like a healthy breakfast or snack. But the clusters of seeds can evoke anxiety, nervousness and even nausea for some trypophobes. Daniel M. N. Turner/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Daniel M. N. Turner/NPR

Hasbro's Monopoly Trades Its Old Iron For A New Cat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/171272223/171272319" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Painted Gnomes Allowed To Roam On Oakland Utility Poles

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170781602/170782126" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The British have long said, "Keep calm and carry on." But the catchphrase may need an update for health care. Keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk hide caption

toggle caption Keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk

A well-traveled root: A vendor sells sweet potatoes at a market near Manila in 2011. The Portuguese brought the root to the Philippines all the way from the Caribbean. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Famously Fake People Throughout History

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169772289/169772535" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A copper engraving from 1656 shows a plague doctor in Rome wearing a protective suit and a mask. Artwork by Paul Furst /Wikimedia.org hide caption

toggle caption Artwork by Paul Furst /Wikimedia.org