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101 Amazing Facts

Jason English

Store these away for future trivia nights.

7 Cities That Have Their Own Currencies

Mark Mancini

There are a handful of currencies around the world that you can only spend in a single town or city. Here are seven of the best-known examples.

What's the Difference Between Antlers and Horns?

Kara Kovalchik

Morning Cup of Links: Rise of the Brave Tangled Frozen Dragons

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Chili Recipe

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Take the Very First SAT

Erin McCarthy

With the College Board announcing major changes to the SAT, let's take a look at the very first test from 1926.

41 Brand Names Given to Drugs in The Wire

Jennifer M Wood

“Pandemic” isn’t the only illicit substance hitting the streets in David Simon’s Baltimore

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.