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6 Awful Illnesses Suffered By US Presidents

Chris Higgins

Being the president of the United States comes with all kinds of perks, but political office can't protect a person from disease.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Jennifer M Wood

On this day in 1989, a couple of slackers from San Dimas, California hopped inside a time-traveling phone booth.

Why Do Speed Skaters Use Such Weird Ice Skates?

William Herkewitz

If you watch the speed skaters during this year’s Winter Olympics, you’ll certainly notice something strange about the footwear they’re sporting.

9 of Thomas Jefferson’s Head-Turning Hobbies

Mark Mancini

If television existed in the 18th and 19th centuries, Thomas Jefferson could’ve earned a living starring in Dos Equis commercials.

5 Questions: In the "Hood"

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The Stars of The Walking Dead as You've (Probably) Never Seen Them

Kara Kovalchik

Let's look back at the early careers of some past and present cast members...before walkers roamed the Earth.

How Do You Steer a Bobsled? An Olympic Equipment FAQ

Ethan Trex

Now that the Olympics are well underway, you might have developed a few questions about the games' equipment. How does one steer a bobsled?

How to be a Servant Worthy of Downton Abbey

Therese Oneill The Week

In ITV's hit show Downton Abbey, the Crawley family struggles to maintain 19th-century standards and traditions even as the 20th century rips them away.

Weekend Links: All the Ways to Tie a Tie

Roma Panganiban

Tug of War Used to Be an Olympic Sport

Ethan Trex

Bring it back!

Temple Grandin: Stairway to Heaven

Chris Higgins

4 People Who Were Buried Alive (And How They Got Out)

Kelli Marshall

While many reported cases of burials of the living were exaggerated, there are a few cases of people who went under the earth while still breathing.

Weekend Links: Love Around the World

Roma Panganiban

Playing Asteroids for 58 Hours

Chris Higgins

In 2010, John McAllister broke the Asteroids world record. He played on an original arcade cabinet, and documentarian Adam Cornelius was there to capture the event.

5 Famous Characters with Brunette Evil Twins

DeAnna Kerley

Having an evil twin can be a drag. They run around causing mischief and often trying to steal their innocent twin’s identity.

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