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Dietribes: Artichokes? Thistle Be Good!

Allison Keene

• The artichoke's history dates back to antiquity. Mythology has it that when Zeus spotted Cynara, a beautiful young mortal, he transformed her into a goddess.

Wearing the Other Team's Colors Can Cost You Your Job

Ethan Trex

© Mark Cowan/Icon SMI/Corbis You’ve probably already heard the story of Chicagoland car dealer John Stone’s abrupt dismissal from his job on Monday.

Xtranormal: Videos Anyone Can Make

Ransom Riggs

Watch this first: I made the video above in about four minutes, for free.

Spider-Man’s 8 Boldest Moments

Mark Juddery

Spider-Man is the most important comic book superhero of the past 50 years – and the main reason is because he’s always been daring.

Incredibly Cool Cave Animals

Jill Harness

Neatorama and Rue The Day have an in-depth two-part series covering the most amazing cave-dwelling creatures, including the olm (pictured). The olm was the first exclusively cave-dwelling animal to

Brain Game: Dallas-Bound

Super Bowl XLV is the source of inspiration behind this week's Wednesday Word Ladder.

Morning Cup of Links: Girl Scout Cookie Copycats

Colin Patrick

Those of you who lament the fact that you can’t get your hands on a Trefoil or Thin Mint or Somoa for most of the year may want to whip up a batch of one of these Girl Scout Cookie copycats. * In ye

5 Questions: For Our "Hom"ies

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The Late Movies: Foul Ball!

Erica Palan

Have you ever caught a foul ball at a baseball game? Even the most casual fans of America’s pastime understand the thrill of seeing a ball heading straight for an outstretched hand.

How Did You Know? – Day 1 Level 3/Bonus Round

David K. Israel

YES! You can play this challenge/contest without knowing a thing about the weekly hunt! It's sort of a one-off - a stand-alone if you will.

The Quick 10: 10 Last Suppers

Stacy Conradt

We've talked about famous last words before, but how about famous last foods? Some of these soon-to-be-deceased got to choose and others had no idea they were about to munch their last morsels.

The Origins of the Terrible Towel and the Lambeau Leap

Colin Patrick

Super Bowl XLV will take place on Sunday, February 6th. It would take far too long to detail the long, storied history of both teams.

Why Can't (Blindfolded) People Walk Straight?

Chris Higgins

Today, a short science video from NPR contributor Robert Krulwich (of RadioLab fame), animated by Benjamin Arthur.

The Early Names of Famous Bands

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Fledgling bands spend hours agonizing over the perfect name, but these painstakingly crafted monikers often don't last very long. Record labels request changes. Research reveals other bands thought of the name first. The band realizes the name is just sort of lousy. For whatever reasons, bands' names change.

How well do you know the early names of your favorite bands? In this quiz, we'll give you a name that got the ax. You tell us what band originally played under the banner.

How (and Why) Are Black and White Films Colorized?

Ethan Trex

Anyone who spent time flipping channels and watching movies on cable during the 1980s and early 1990s probably remembers screening a few colorized films.