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15-Year-Old Creates Free Trivia App

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15-Year-Old Creates Free Trivia App

Veeral Patel developed his own amazing fact app called Owl, which is totally worth the zero dollars it costs. Owl gives you one fact a day, or you scroll through what's already in there. Because Veeral will be all our bosses one day, we want to get in good with him now. Help a fellow knowledge junkie out and give it a shot! (Update: Veeral just turned 16. He's closer to taking over than we realized!)

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The Fictional Ship Speed Test

Enterprise or Jupiter 2? Serenity or the Falcon? It’s time we know once and for all which pop culture spacecraft is the quickest.

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Ease On Down the Road

What I wouldn’t give to drive down these awe-inspiring streets.

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Right Hooks & White Rooks

Chessboxing combines a thinking man’s game with a sport that renders people unable to think.

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The Best of the Decade

Check out Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 best albums of the 2000s.

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This Politician Is Truly Juvenile

Because he’s 4 years old. And, yes, he's the actual mayor of Dorset, Minnesota. The Kid President would be proud.

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Closing Time

As it winds to a close tonight, the cast and creators of The Office share their thoughts on the series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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Don’t Count Your Eggs Before They Hatch

Or your home runs before they land in the stands.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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