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The Genie Question
The Genie Question
If you had three wishes, what would you wish for? ...
But What About Greenland?
Greenland – where no one can hear you scream. ...
From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq’s Full Story
The full, full, full story on Iraq. ...
19 Things I Learned in Nigeria
The full story on scams, hand-holding, and being white in Africa’s most populous nation. ...
Japan, and How I Failed to Figure it Out
Okay wait, I take back what I said about Russia being weird. ...
Russia: What You Didn’t Know You Don’t Know
Russia is an odd place and I went on an odd trip. ...
Happy Birthday Wait But Why
It’s been an amazing first year at Wait But Why, and we have some things to say to a few people. ...
Odd Things in Odd Places: Intro
I’m going to Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Iraq, and Greenland. Please help me figure out why. ...
Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
We all care way too much what other people think of us. Here’s why. ...
Why You Secretly Hate Cool Bars
Going to cool bars is a bad life experience. So why do so many people do it? ...
The Fermi Paradox
Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we’ve never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why. ...
10 Absurdly Famous People You Probably Don't ...
Your Life in Weeks
Traveling To The Third World Is Great And Also It ...
Stick Figure Puzzle
Everything You Don’t Know About Tipping
What Could You Buy With $241 Trillion?
Why Sports Fans are Sports Fans
Why is My Laptop On?
The American Presidents—Washington to Lincoln
How to Pick Your Life Partner – Part 2
How to Pick Your Life Partner – Part 1
Why Bugs Ruin Everything
Your Family: Past, Present, and Future
The Great Perils of Social Interaction
The 7 Types of Modern American Bigots
Wait But Why Holiday Post
Meet Your Ancestors (All of Them)
How to Name a Baby
11 Awkward Things About Email
Life is a Picture, But You Live in a Pixel
4 Mind-Blowing Things About Stars
How to Beat Procrastination
Why Procrastinators Procrastinate
The Primate Awards
The Battle to Lose the Independent Vote