ABBA had to negotiate the rights to their name with a canned fish company.
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Every year it's something - Tickle Me Elmo, Trolls, Nintendos - the "must have" toy of the season. Check out this list of the best selling Christmas toys from the last 50 years.
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Here's a bit of Friday silliness for you. Below is a "supercut" of a bunch of Kramer's entrances on Seinfeld.
If you're looking for a good book that won't take a lot of time to read, but you'll want to hold onto for a while, consider The Gigantic Robot by Tom Gauld.
I spent a few weeks in Portugal during the spring of 2006, and one of the most striking things about its many churches and chapels and religious monuments was, well, how dark they were.
Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual.
Let's take a look at five things you might not know about the man who brought us so many happy trees.
Alfie the Canine Arsonist
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By removing one letter in each turn and rearranging the remaining letters (if necessary) to form new words each time, reduce the word SPHERICAL al
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Summarize your sex life with a Star Wars quote.
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