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10 Real Intersections With Unforgettable Names

Miss Cellania

9 Words Created by Spelling Other Words Backwards

Arika Okrent

“Semordnilap” is a word playfully coined by word-game lovers some time in the mid 20th century.

Caught on Camera: An Amoeba Eating Human Cells Alive

Jessica Hullinger

New stomach-churning video shows a microscopic parasite killing human cells by ingesting them, bit by bit.

20 Things You Might Not Know About Giraffes

Hannah Keyser

You know they're tall—the tallest mammals in the world, in fact—but here are 20 other fun facts about these leggy herbivores.

5 Drinking Games of Yore

Mangesh Hattikudur

Who knew drinking games had such a long and sozzled history?

Who Originally Said "I'm Not A Doctor, But I Play One on TV"?

Kara Kovalchik

Much like “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”, “I’m not a _________, but I play one on TV” became a catchphrase that outshone the original product it was designed to promote.

Morning Cup of Links: Explore Westeros

Miss Cellania

5 Bittersweet Lessons From Some Extra Sweet Cereals

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Snap! Crackle! Flop!

The Signature Sneaker Quiz

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Every basketball player still wants to be like Mike, and not just on the court. If you want to achieve a Jordan-esque cultural impact, you need your own signature shoes. How well do you know the sneakers that your favorite players laced up?

20 Awesome Things People Saw at the 1964 World’s Fair

Amy Plitt

The 1964–'65 World’s Fair opened in New York City 50 years ago today, bringing a plethora of innovative exhibits to Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens.

5 Questions: "Ash" at the Beginning

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The Snake That Ate Itself

Mark Mancini

The idiom “you are what you eat” takes on a whole new meaning when your own tail is what’s on the menu.

10 Totally '90s Books About the Internet

Adrienne Crezo

Authors of the '90s found interesting ways to tap into the fear of the unknown and write Internet-centric fiction as awesome as it was terrible. Here are 10 of those novels.

Happy Ṥmigus-Dyngus Day!

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

Show your crush you care on Ṥmigus-Dyngus Day. Splash them with water and spank them with pussy willow reeds.

6 Rare Analog Objects Resurrected by Digital Technology

James Erwin

New technology and innovative techniques have allowed researchers to breathe new digital life into long-lost analog artifacts.