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Weekend Links: Pasta Behind the Scenes

Roma Panganiban

Watch the Watson "Jeopardy!" Match

Chris Higgins

9 Birds Caught Using Some Very Naughty Language

Mark Mancini

If you’re going to teach Polly how to talk, you’d better watch what you say! Here are nine of the world’s most “fowl”-mouthed avians.

Here's What the First-Ever NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Looked Like

Nick Greene

This wasn't exactly Showtime Lakers vs. Jordan's Bulls.

Why Does Booze Make You Gain Weight?

Clair McLafferty

A Likely Excuse: Missing A Date In The Pre-Cellphone Era

Hannah Keyser

Poor George P. Keyes of Stapleton, Staten Island.

The Missing Links: Unbelievable Underground

Colin Patrick

15 Delightful and Delicious Muppet Cakes

Jill Harness

Muppets Most Wanted is finally out! That’s something worth celebrating—and any good celebration needs cake.

12 Chinese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Therese Oneill

Advice the Chinese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.

Grave Sightings: John Ringling

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Tonight on "Vice": Greenland is Melting

Chris Higgins

What's the Weirdest Event of the Last 50 Years?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series 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...

Why Do We Cross Our Fingers For Good Luck?

Hannah Keyser

Use this Infographic to Build Your Own Iron Throne

Erin McCarthy

According to professional swordsmith Jake Powning, forging the 1000 swords that make up Westeros' Iron Throne could take around 700,000 hours—or about 80 years—using modern-day welding techniques