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15 Incredible Ways Animals Stay Warm When It's Chilly

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15 Elaborate Pop Culture–Themed Hotel Rooms

Michele Debczak

These are some truly geeky travel destinations.

15 Brilliant Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Road Trip a Breeze

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15 Intricate Facts About Mazes

Anna Green

The word "maze" comes from the Middle English word meaning “delirium” or “delusion.”

15 Basic Words That Are Etymological Mysteries

Arika Okrent

All words had to start somewhere—but sometimes, after much searching and analyzing, no satisfying origin explanation can be found.

The History of Air Refueling

Chris Higgins

The Original Names of 10 Cartoon Characters

Stacy Conradt

Mickey and Tweety were once known as Mortimer and Orson.

Why Do British Pubs Have Illustrated Signs Outside?

James Hunt

"Let's meet at the sign of the Hung, Drawn and Quartered..."

Map: All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns

Alvin Ward

What did they come up with for your state?

Time-Lapse Video Reveals Patterns in Penguin Huddle

Kate Horowitz

What looks like a static clump of birds is actually a constantly moving and highly organized system.

34 Tributes to Paris From Around the World

Alvin Ward

In the wake of Friday night's horrific attacks in Paris, people and cities around the world showed their support for the citizens of France with touching tributes.

11 Sly Facts About 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'

Tara Aquino

Leave it to Wes Anderson to make such a whimsical animated film.

10 Pickle Facts to Savor (in Honor of National Pickle Day)

Benjamin Lampkin

2. America's namesake, Amerigo Vespucci, was a pickle merchant.

Scientists Discover 5400-MPH Winds on an Exoplanet

Jen Pinkowski

The technique the researchers used to detect the stiff breeze could be used in the hunt for Earth-like planets.

10 Things We Learned from the Public Domain Review’s New Book of Essays

Bess Lovejoy

Drugs, skeletons, madness, and children's books—and you thought history was boring.

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