History

The Self-Lubricating Condom Is the Crowning Achievement of over 400 Years of Weiner-Sack Science

In 1594, Italian physician and anatomist Gabriele Falloppio suggested that a linen cloth be soaked in chemicals, dried and then used as protection against syphilis. According to Spafe.com, 1,100 brave participants lined up to test out this first-of-its-kind condom, which was fastened onto the penis with ribbon. Hot! Fast...

From ‘Your-Anus’ to ‘Urine-us’: The Rebranding of Uranus

Uranus has long been a source of delight to schoolboys… Wait, let’s try that again. No matter which way you pronounce our solar system’s seventh planet — “Your anus,” “Urine-us,” or the somewhat more iambic, “You’re on us” — they all yield a giddy chuckle when subjected to headlines like, “Methane...