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12 Things You Didn't Know Were Named After People

Therese Oneill The Week

10 Facts About Archaeopteryx

Mark Mancini

Evolution is a marvelous thing. When Archaeopteryx was first discovered, it put a major feather in Darwin’s cap.

5 Jeopardy! Questions That Stumped (Fictional) Geniuses

Arthur Chu

Arthur Chu captured national attention for becoming an 11-time Jeopardy! champion and is now shamelessly extending his presence in the national spotlight by all available means.

The Missing Links: America's Hidden Bars

Colin Patrick

What's the Best Fortune Cookie You've Ever Gotten?

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...

Fun With the Interactive Algonquian Language Map

Arika Okrent

A clear and fascinating way to get in touch with the linguistic history of our continent.

The Least-Remembered Countries in the World

Jason English

Today's map uses data from Sporcle's popular "Name the Countries of the World" quiz.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

25 Things You Might Not Know About 'Brain Candy'

Chris Higgins

While Brain Candy is a cult classic, it lost a bunch of money and marked the beginning of a four-year hiatus (read: breakup) for The Kids in the Hall.

11 Fascinating Animals to Visit on Kangaroo Island

Jessanne Collins

When British explorers happened upon Kangaroo Island—a Puerto Rico-sized drop of land south of what today is the city of Adelaide—the animals took them by surprise.

Can You Really Be Left Brained or Right Brained?

Lucas Reilly

The brain, of course, is split into two hemispheres. But is there such a thing as being right-brained or left-brained?

5 Questions: Lost in Space

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10 Great Scientists Who Were Also Jocks

Mark Mancini

Brain and brawn have never been enemies; in fact, some of the most gifted scientists of all time were also dedicated athletes.

11 Images from the American Museum of Natural History's Archives

Erin McCarthy

New York City's American Museum of Natural History recently launched an online image database, Digital Special Collections, which features more than 7000 images from the institution's histor

The Missing Links: Frozen + Thriller

Colin Patrick