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12 Amazing Facts About the Swan Upping

Gillian Finklea

Did you know the Queen of England owns all the unclaimed mute swans in all of Britain? Well, she does, and she makes sure to count them every third week in July.

The Missing Links: Ever Heard of These Albums?

Colin Patrick

The missing links.

8 Niche Blogs to Liven Your Day

Miss Cellania

They're strange, they're different, they are one-subject blogs you should see.

Lonely People Have Social Skills, They're Just Too Anxious to Use Them

Shaunacy Ferro

A new psychology study finds that performance anxiety hinders lonely people's social interactions.

The Inspiration Behind "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

Stacy Conradt

Motley Crue had something to do with it. But probably not for the reason you've heard.

11 Classic Barbecue Staples that Were Once Used as Medicines

Janet Burns

You don't need to look any farther than the picnic table at your backyard barbecue for some natural health remedies.

See Michelangelo's Illustrated Grocery List

Caitlin Schneider

The Italian High Renaissance artist sketched out his grocery list for a servant who was illiterate.

The Parrot That Kept A Language Alive

Paul Anthony Jones

In 1800, one explorer discovered a parrot who was speaking a dead language.

Delicious Dioramas Made of Food

Shaunacy Ferro

Artist Carl Warner makes intricate landscapes out of ingredients from the produce aisle.

Match the Two Parts of These Odd Facts

Take the quiz!

15 Amazing Sleeping Habits of Animals

Caitlin Schneider

The many weird and wonderful ways animals manage to catch some z's.

Earth’s Deepest-Dwelling Centipede Discovered in Croatia

Mark Mancini

This leggy inch-long assassin spends its entire life thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth.

The Time the Roosevelts Served Hot Dogs to Royalty

Stacy Conradt

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, people in the U.S. eat more than 7 billion hot dogs. In 1939, that included the Roosevelts and their guests, the King and Queen of England.

Rudeness Is Contagious

Shaunacy Ferro

Bad behavior spreads between people like cold germs, according to new research.

15 Fascinating Facts About 'The Dark Crystal'

Roger Cormier

It's the fairy tale that almost ruined Jim Henson's career—and could have left him bankrupt.

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