In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.
Sea otters have up to 1,000,000 hairs per square inch of skin.
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Reggie Watts is an entertainer with something for everyone, but what's weird is that he's awesome at everything he does.
Today happens to be the anniversary of the day Sara Jane Moore tried to take President Ford out in 1975, so we're revisiting an old post on assassinations.
At the age of 45, Anne Rowling died from complications of multiple sclerosis (MS). Her daughter, J.K.
Every Wednesday, Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there's something fun going on in your local library, leave us a
Christien Meindertsma followed an individual pig through its life and death, to see where all the parts of the pig ended up.
• First thing's first: a raspberry is a bramble, or any plant belonging to the fierce-sounding genus Rubus. Raspberries are cousins with other bramble fruits, including blackberries.
Washington wasn’t always the old, white-haired patriarchal Founding Father we know and love. At six feet three inches, the young Washington had the ladies of pre-Revolutionary Virginia swooning.
Sure, you know the Swedish Chef, Kermit, Miss Piggy and Beaker. Who doesn’t? But what about some of the more obscure Muppets?
By Maggie Koerth-Baker
Economists do it with spreadsheets and charts. Architects favor balsa wood. But when a biologist needs a model, it's gotta be alive.
Five-by-Five puzzles aren't difficult, they're just an exercise for the noggin. Enjoy!
Place the following words into a 5 × 5 grid so that they link together.
Well, not really -- they've been autotuned by a talented Youtuber called Melodysheep, who's made a number of great, toe-tapping videos that make you think, like this one, in which a number o
Families in Afghanistan who don't have a son will sometimes dress a daughter up as a boy.
Of the world's 40,000 spider species, only about 30 have venom that causes illness in humans.
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I have always been terrible at miniature golf because I have a bad habit of hitting way too hard.