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Brain Game: Washing the Car Again

Sandy Wood

Charles Richter, the American scientist who developed the Richter scale, was an avid nudist. Rumors persist that his wife was so distressed by his penchant for hanging out naked that she divorced him.

Charles Richter, the American scientist who developed the Richter scale, was an avid nudist. Rumors persist that his wife was so distressed by his penchant for hanging out naked that she divorced him.

Morning Cup of Links: Godzilla Arrives

Miss Cellania

While mittens have been around since prehistoric times, the glove (with articulated fingers) dates to ancient Greece, popping up in some translations of Homer’s <em>Odyssey</em>.

While mittens have been around since prehistoric times, the glove (with articulated fingers) dates to ancient Greece, popping up in some translations of Homer’s Odyssey.

Fiddle Me This! The <em>Fiddler on the Roof</em> Musical Quiz

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Imagine my excitement when I saw that Topol, the star of my favorite childhood VHS, Fiddler on the Roof, was not only alive, but also starring in a national tour revival. In honor of my being able to see the Rich Man dance live, here's a quiz about one of my all-time favorite musicals.

The ancient Egyptians invented several forms of early deodorant, including cones made out of scented grease that were worn on top of the head. As the grease melted, it ran in cooling, fragrant trails down the person’s face and body.

The ancient Egyptians invented several forms of early deodorant, including cones made out of scented grease that were worn on top of the head. As the grease melted, it ran in cooling, fragrant trails down the person’s face and body.

The Sports Spelling Bee

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If the Scripps National Spelling Bee has you in a competitive spelling mood, here's a chance to get it out of your system. We've compiled some difficult-to-spell names from the sports world. Can you tell which variation is correct?

In 1950, the first independent credit card company in the world, Diners Club, started as a way for New York businessmen to pay for client meals at 14 participating restaurants. The Club went on to inspire the first credit card-themed Hollywood movie (1

In 1950, the first independent credit card company in the world, Diners Club, started as a way for New York businessmen to pay for client meals at 14 participating restaurants. The Club went on to inspire the first credit card-themed Hollywood movie (1963’s The Man from the Diners' Club).

Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.

Yawning is so contagious that it can spread to dogs and monkeys.

There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.

There was a third Apple founder. Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake for $800 in 1976.

Grave Sightings: Harry Houdini

Stacy Conradt

fter realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my photo library of interesting tombstones to good use.

Lucky siblings? The RMS <em>Olympic</em> (sister ship to the <em>Titanic</em>) and the HMS <em>Mauretania</em> (sister ship to the <em>Lusitania</em>) both had long and distinguished service careers, ending with the scrappers torch rather than on the bott

Lucky siblings? The RMS Olympic (sister ship to the Titanic) and the HMS Mauretania (sister ship to the Lusitania) both had long and distinguished service careers, ending with the scrappers torch rather than on the bottom of the ocean.

Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.

Flamingos are naturally white. Their diet of brine shrimp and algae turns them pink.

Classic Goosebumps Book or Horror Film?

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Can you tell whether each title is a Goosebumps book written by R.L. Stine or the name of a 1960s horror film?

5 Questions: "Stick" It

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