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NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Earth's Distant Cousin

Rebecca OConnell

We can think of Kepler-452b as an older, bigger cousin to Earth.

How the Monstars Could Have Beat Tune Squad in 'Space Jam'

Nick Greene

With rumors floating around of a Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James, the Monstars would be well served to approach this second opportunity with smarter planning.

Riding Off Into the (Florida) Sunset: America's First Cowboys

Darlena Cunha

Long before settlers reached the Wild, Wild West, another brand of cowboy was mucking it up in Florida's swamps.

Pick the First 20 States to Achieve Statehood (Without Missing)

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12 Amazing Facts About the Swan Upping

Gillian Finklea

Did you know the Queen of England owns all the unclaimed mute swans in all of Britain? Well, she does, and she makes sure to count them every third week in July.

13 Fun Facts About Wawa

Erin McCarthy

A new study has confirmed what frequent visitors to convenience stores already knew: Wawa is the best.

The Missing Links: Ever Heard of These Albums?

Colin Patrick

The missing links.

8 Niche Blogs to Liven Your Day

Miss Cellania

They're strange, they're different, they are one-subject blogs you should see.

Lonely People Have Social Skills, They're Just Too Anxious to Use Them

Shaunacy Ferro

A new psychology study finds that performance anxiety hinders lonely people's social interactions.

The Inspiration Behind "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

Stacy Conradt

Motley Crue had something to do with it. But probably not for the reason you've heard.

11 Classic Barbecue Staples that Were Once Used as Medicines

Janet Burns

You don't need to look any farther than the picnic table at your backyard barbecue for some natural health remedies.

See Michelangelo's Illustrated Grocery List

Caitlin Schneider

The Italian High Renaissance artist sketched out his grocery list for a servant who was illiterate.

The Parrot That Kept A Language Alive

Paul Anthony Jones

In 1800, one explorer discovered a parrot who was speaking a dead language.

Delicious Dioramas Made of Food

Shaunacy Ferro

Artist Carl Warner makes intricate landscapes out of ingredients from the produce aisle.

Match the Two Parts of These Odd Facts

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