Last Week's Top Stories (Plus a Request!)


In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed.

1. 10 Lifehacks from 100 Years Ago, by Therese Oneill

2. 6 Alternative Dictionaries Every Bookshelf Needs, by Chris Stokel-Walker

3. 24 Words That Used to Mean Something Negative, by Lucas Reilly

4. 13 Iconic Characters Reimagined in Different Eras, by Jill Harness

5. 39 Hidden Mickeys in Disney Animated Movies, by Rudie Obias

6. What's the Difference Between Britain and England?, by Chris Stokel-Walker

7. 12 Strange-But-Real Ice Cream Flavors, by Jennifer M. Wood

8. 10 Quotes from Queen Victoria on the Miseries of Royal Motherhood, by Therese Oneill

9. 10 of the Most Fun Photo Projects on the Web, by Amanda Green

10. How 5 Carnival Games Are Easily Fixed, by Erik van Rheenen

Oh! If you're still reading, I need a silly favor. I use the same stock image of a trophy every week. I would much rather use pictures of real trophies that you guys send in. Whether it's just a cool looking trophy you won or something bizarre you've kept all these years (Outstanding Participation, 1988 Youth Bowling), email me a photo and maybe we'll start mixing up the main image. I'm or @EnglishJason on Twitter.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed.

1. 10 Ways Sochi Is Not Ready, by Hannah Keyser

2. 12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared, by Roma Panganiban

3. 5 Real-Life Events Predicted by Simpsons Jokes, by Christian Bond

4. How Brooklyn's Neighborhoods Got Their Names, by Nick Greene

5. Our Interview With Polarizing Jeopardy! Champion Arthur Chu, by Chris Higgins

6. How to Give Birth 100 Years Ago, by Therese Oneill

7. What Will Happen to Denver's Pre-Printed Super Bowl Champions Shirts?, by Matt Soniak

8. 13 Things You Might Not Know About Sleeping Beauty, by Stacy Conradt

9. 25 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Tampa, by Lucas Reilly

10. 11 Fun Facts For Blazing Saddles’ 40th Anniversary, by Mark Mancini

11. 2014 Olympic Uniforms from Around the World, by Miss Cellania

12. 10 Clearly Unscripted Moments from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, by Meredith Danko

13. 19 Awesome Little Details in Special Edition LEGO Sets, by Kate Erbland

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

In case you weren't obsessively refreshing all week, here's what you missed.

1. 12 Obvious Things Confirmed by Science, by Lucas Reilly

2. 10 Latin Phrases People Pretend to Understand, by Kevin Fleming

3. Here's How Crazy-Long German Words Are Made, by Arika Okrent

4. 16 People Who Tweeted Themselves Out of a Job, by Stacy Conradt

5. 11 Film Facts for the Passionate Movie Buff, by Lucas Reilly

6. 6 Grammar Points to Watch for in Christmas Songs, by Arika Okrent

7. Watch the Restored Original Version of Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal, by Chris Higgins

8. These Are the Five Types of Boredom, According to Researchers, by Meghan Holohan

9. 15 Fun Phrases Popularized During Prohibition, by Jennifer M. Wood

10. What is Proper Handshake Etiquette Around the World?, by Lucas Reilly


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