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The Quick 10: 10 Facts About the American Flag

Stacy Conradt

Sunday commemorates the United States' 93rd Flag Day. Sort of. We'll get to that in a second.

The World's 10 Messiest Food Festivals

the mag

by Brendan Spiegel If your mother told you never to play with your food, she probably didn't grow up in any of these towns.

Friday Happy Hour: People You'd Like to Know More About

Jason English

1. When we were in high school, my friend Matt Hall (you have to say his full name) worked in customer support for an internet service provider.

Amazing Facts, 140 Characters at a Time

Jason English

We're in the market for new Twitter friends. We promise that not all our amazing facts involve presidential

5 TV Aunts Worth Remembering

Kara Kovalchik

As a follow-up to this post about TV uncles, we're giving equal time to the TV aunts who've shaped our lives (or just plain made us laugh) over the years. 1. Aunt

Zombie Neurobiology

Ransom Riggs

If you've ever wondered what makes zombies rise up and chase down fresh brains after they're dead, you're not alone. Harvard psychiatry professor and avowed sci-fi geek Dr. Steven C.

8 Obscure Twists on Monopoly

Eric Johnson

In the nearly 75 years since it was first released by Parker Brothers, Monopoly has inspired hundreds of spinoffs.

Brain Game: Zero Hour

I couldn't determine the original source of today's math puzzle chestnut; I've seen it in a few places, so suffice to say that it's several years old.

Morning Cup of Links: Innovative Ice Cream Flavors

Mario Marsicano

Yesterday, we studied the origins of certain sitcom theme songs.

The Late Movies: Everyone's a Critic

Mark Arminio

Everyone's been around that one annoying guy spoiling your favorite movie by mouthing backhanded digs to his date in the vain hope of impressing her in a dark theater.

Why I Sneeze in Sunlight

Chris Higgins

Growing up in Florida, I had a weird allergy: the sun. Walking outside, coming from from a typically cool, dark indoor place, I'd invariably sneeze -- sometimes twice.

The Quick 10: 10 Celebrities Named in the Communist Scare

Stacy Conradt

It was 60 years ago -June 8, 1949- that the FBI named a slew of celebrities as members of the Communist Party.

Tube Strike! Londoners Keep Calm & Carry On "“ Again

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Tuesday night, in a scene that could not have been more dramatic had it been scripted, Rail Maritime and Transport union boss Bob Crow walked out of talks with Transport for London and city officials.

6 Historical Events People Love to Reenact

Sara Newton

Their fans get up at the crack of dawn and drive, sometimes hundreds of miles, to empty fields where they put on an army uniform, pick up a bayonet, and faithfully reenact battles from the Revolutiona

Lunchtime Quiz: Dropping Bombs Part II

Jason Plautz

Last month we featured Dropping Bombs, a quiz celebrating (sometimes) terrible movies and the wonderful reviews that accompanied them.

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