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The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects

Stacy Conradt

Try to spot them this Fourth of July.

A Super Simple Hack for Falling Asleep Faster

Hannah Keyser

Sticking one foot outside the covers could help you fall asleep faster.

12 Time-Bending Words from 'Back to the Future'

Angela Tung

Thirty years ago today, Back to the Future blasted into theaters, sending one Marty McFly back 30 years himself to 1955.

Strange States: South Dakota's Wall Drug

Rob Lammle

14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Forrest Gump’

Garin Pirnia

‘Forrest Gump’ facts are like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get.

What's the Right Way to Make a Daiquiri?

Clair McLafferty

Named for a Cuban beach, this mixture of lime, sugar, and rum is a pre-Prohibition bar staple.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Cat’s Cradle'

Michael Arbeiter

Get familiar with the tale behind one of Kurt Vonnegut's most beloved stories.

The Strangest 'America's Most Wanted' Capture

Dan Lewis

Pod City: 8 Recently Launched Podcasts

Whitney Matheson

New podcasts are popping up by the second these days, so this week I’m rounding up a handful of my recent favorites.

Feeling Angry? Take a Nap

Shaunacy Ferro

A nap heightens people's ability to withstand frustration, according to a new study.

14 Hot and Juicy Facts About Nathan’s Famous

Jeff Wells

Nathan's Hot Dogs are as American as, well, its hot dog eating contest.

The Grossest 'Snow' on Earth

Kate Horowitz

Marine snow is made of just about anything—except water.

15 Fun Facts About 'The Powerpuff Girls'

Roger Cormier

The hit Cartoon Network series is readying for a reboot.

What Exactly is American Cheese?

Rachel Semigran

20 Bob Ross Quotes to Make Life Better

Caitlin Schneider

The painter was unrivaled in his ability to spout verbal poetry faster than it took to paint one of those happy little clouds.

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