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10 Movie Star Strategies for Changing Your Name

Mark Juddery

In the Golden Years of Hollywood, it was almost essential for any movie star to change their name—unless they happened to be born with an instantly cool name like Errol Flynn or Clark Gable.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

The most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, Comixology, Kickstarter and the web this week.

The Missing Links: Sweet Candy

Colin Patrick

10 Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People

Jennifer M Wood

Don't let rejection get you down. The world’s most talented people have been there, too.

Erin McCarthy in ... 7 Days of Genius!

Jason English

Our own Erin McCarthy snuck out of the office to film a series of videos about some of her favorite geniuses.

11 Wonderful Wunderkammer, Or Curiosity Cabinets

Arallyn Primm

The glass display cases called "curio cabinets" got both their form and their name from the historic "Cabinets of Curiosity." Though ubiquitous today, curio cabinets come from a ri

Addictive Drugs That Are Actually Pesticides

William Herkewitz

Many plant-based drugs—such as caffeine, cocaine, nicotine and morphine—are all made for the exact same reason: to fight off insects. Why exactly do humans love ingesting insect repellent so much?

27 Amazing Facts About Famous Comic Strips

Jason English

In this week's episode, John Green discusses some of the most famous comic strips.

How the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

From now until Opening Day, we'll be taking a look at the stories behind some of the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

8 Ad Taglines that Sneakily Ding the Competition

Arika Okrent

To get in a good jab at the competition, you’ve got to be indirect, but not so indirect that your audience won’t pick up on it at all.

Why is Connecticut Called the “Nutmeg State”?

Hannah Keyser

Technically, it’s not.

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21 Street Gangs Featured in The Warriors

Jennifer M Wood

The Warriors and 20 other gangs that came out to plaa-aay

The Missing Links: Rise of the Mammoths

Colin Patrick

10 Unintentionally Horrifying Statues of Famous People

Hannah Keyser

Having a statue erected in your likeness sounds like it would be an honor.