Amelia Meyer

Amelia Meyer is a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and an office assistant at George Washington University's Program in Museum Studies.

  • 1939: The Year of Goldfish Gulping

    It started with one live goldfish, swallowed on a dare at Harvard. Months later, the record in the U.S. was 101 fish in one sitting. Soon, doctors issued public health warnings about anemia.

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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