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11 Obscure 'J' Words Useful in Words With Friends

Jamie Spatola

Someone recently played "jute" on me with devastating results. I decided I didn't know enough quick, hard-hitting 'J' words. Here are 11 that I just discovered: 1.

11 Alternative Ways to Learn Your ABCs

Andréa Fernandes

Most teachers use the typical associations to teach the alphabet: A is for apple, B is for bear, C is for cat, and so on.

11 Geeky License Plates

David K. Israel

Who doesn't love a good vanity plate?

11 Cold Hard Facts About Antarctica

Bill DeMain

If you're planning a trip to Antarctica, here are some things you should know. 1. Nobody owns Antarctica.

Dietribes: Grapefruit

Allison Keene

• Grapefruit, like all citrus fruit, is a Hesperidum: a large modified berry with a thick rind.

11 Things Germier Than Toilet Seats

Kara Kovalchik

People are understandably squeamish about public restrooms.

11 Stunning Cakes That Look Exactly Like Other Foods

Jill Harness

Sometimes there is more to a dinner plate than meets the eye. In some cases, what looks like a regular meal is actually a cake with some clever, camouflaging decoration.

Lectures for a New Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pluto

Chris Higgins

Neil deGrasse Tyson is ridiculously distinguished: the man holds at least fourteen honorary doctorates, not to mention his real doctorate in astrophysics.

11 Great Zoo Posters Created for the WPA

Jill Harness

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration was established to help put Americans back to work.

Brain Game: Spice Up Your Life

I heard "Spice Up Your Life" over the PA at a store recently, and even though I don't know the song well, it's been stuck in my head ever since. So what do I do to get rid of it?

Morning Cup of Links: Taco Crimes

Miss Cellania

Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Primary, but does that mean everyone else goes home? Read several opinions on what comes next. * The 30 Best Taco-Related Crimes Ever.

History's 11 Most Important Lists

Oliver Noble

Good morning! It's the 11th of the month, which means we've got lots of '11 lists' for your reading enjoyment.

The Geopolitical Babushka Doll

Dan Lewis

Dan Lewis runs the popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”).

The Late Movies: 6 Awesome K'Nex Creations

Erica Palan

Did you know that the original idea for K'Nex came from a guy playing with drinking straws at a wedding?

The Comedic Guide to Surviving the Mayan Apocalypse

Colin Patrick

It seems that people can’t get enough of “The End is Near!” panic.

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