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The Missing Links: Updating Undertaking

Colin Patrick

4 Changes to English So Subtle We Hardly Notice They're Happening

Arika Okrent

These days, it's possible to spot subtle linguistic changes by analyzing large digital collections of text.

The Mystery of Ann Bassett and Etta Place

Miss Cellania

Quit With the Chaotic Courtesy

Colin Patrick

Roadside Trivia!

6 Actors Who Took Their Roles Off-Screen

Jake Rossen

Not all actors are reluctant to reprise famous performances for smaller audiences. Here are six who inhabited signature roles without film cameras rolling.

Brain Game: Cookie Time

Sandy Wood

Does the "Hand in Warm Water" Trick Really Work?

Matt Soniak

As the kids head off to summer camp, many of them will partake in the timeless tradition of trying to get their friends to pee themselves by slipping their hand into some warm water.

"Breakfast on Mars," the Book Your Middle-Schooler Needs

Chris Higgins

5 Questions: Let's Play Post Office

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The Late Movies: Covers of "Both Sides Now"

Erin McCarthy

The '60s Batman Theme, Sung by Actual Bats

The Week

8 Disney Sequels That Didn't Happen

Stacy Conradt

Here are eight films that you'll (thankfully) never have to sit through.

Drink Like a Patriot This Fourth of July

Therese Oneill

So at your first-annual Flossy Fourth Party, raise your cup of American corn whiskey mixed with Switchel, and give thanks to the magnificent drunkards that came before you!

The Missing Links: A Death-Defying Walk Across... Your Backyard

Colin Patrick