THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

Brain Game

Babs

Brain Game

Babs

Big Question

Why Do We Say Uncle?

Big Question

Why Do We Say Uncle?

The Mask Trivia

The Mask Trivia

Brain Game

Ordinal People

Brain Game

Ordinal People

Uranium Glass Collectors

Uranium Glass Collectors

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11 Mundane Objects That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks

Mark Mancini

Sharks are often billed as merciless man eaters. Yet, they kill—on average—less than one person every two years in the U.S.

The Nautical Roots of 11 Common Phrases

Stacy Conradt

Even if you're a landlubber who hasn't even set foot on a paddleboat, you most likely sprinkle your everyday conversation with nautical-inspired phrases.

What Iconic Movie Props Later Sold For

Rebecca OConnell

Some of the priciest movie props ever on the market.

Weekend Links: Surviving in Outer Space

Roma Panganiban

How Comic-Con Stays Safe...But Filled With Weapons

Chris Higgins

12 Postcard Locations, Then and Now

Rebecca OConnell

The images on your postcards might get a little faded over time, but unless you attended Hogwarts, they generally don't change. The real life inspiration is not so inert.

10 Fanged Facts About Heterodontosaurus

Mark Mancini

13 Facts About Disney’s Haunted Mansion

Alan Finn

The Missing Links: Tweeting 'Rainbow'

Colin Patrick

Come to Our Super Fun Trivia Show This Weekend!

Mangesh Hattikudur

If you couldn’t tell from the exclamation point in the title, we’re really excited to be partnering with Barnes and Noble on a page-to-screen trivia show this weekend.

13 Scientific Terms You Might Be Using Wrong

Erin McCarthy

When scientists use these words, they typically mean something completely different than what they do when non-scientists use them.

The Time Muhammad Ali Made a Record About Fighting Tooth Decay

Hannah Keyser

There is a version of this story that is very short and goes something like this: Here is a real thing that exists, now go tell all your friends about it.

Signs in the Workplace

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

New Twitter Study Discovers “Global Superdialects”

Arika Okrent

Researchers found something unexpected when they combined the data on all the words together.

Brain Game: Meet Sandy & Kara

Sandy Wood

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