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Save yourself with these hangman puzzles

Will Pearson

There's only one way to cut yourself loose from the noose: solve these six hangman puzzles about notable hangings and receive a stay of execution from the

World's first virtual pandemic

Ransom Riggs

It sounds eerily like the Ebola virus: dying victims ooze blood, and anyone who comes into contact with them is immediately -- and fatally -- infected.

I was late because...The speed of light is slowing down?


We've brought it up before, but let's loop back around the cul-de-sac.

King of the World finds King of the Universe's tomb

Ransom Riggs

Director James Cameron (Alien, Titanic) has a knack for hyperbole (like his famous "I'm king of the world!" Oscar acceptance speech a few years back).

The Ads of The Economist

Jason English

I've always been a fan of the ads for The Economist.

How to Have a Lucid Dream

Chris Higgins

Lucid dreaming is a state in which you know you are dreaming, and can control the dream.

Earthquake simulator reduces stress ... huh?

Ransom Riggs

The first thing you think when you see the earthquake simulator is: I want one!

Maggie Koerth-Baker

The Brutal Ladies Behind Some of History's Biggest Bullies

Maggie Koerth-Baker

THE WHITE-BONED DEMON: MAO'S MAIN SQUEEZE Jiang Qing, better known as Madame Mao, was Communist China's answer to Lady Macbeth.

Worst of the Worst

Jason English

The 27th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards were handed down this weekend, celebrating the worst of cinema.

10 Oscar factoids that'll impress everyone you know today

David K. Israel

While every Tom, Dick and Oscar is busy Academy-chatting around the water cooler today, I thought I'd arm you with some ammo from past years that'll have all your cohorts thinking you really

Eleven strange book titles

Ransom Riggs

Courtesy of the Daily Mail. Check 'em

The Smartest Thing I've Heard Today

Jason English

What if you could set up a little booth within Starbucks, then sell the same coffee for 1/5th the

The greatest egg trick ever!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Wow! As someone who struggles with peeling eggs, I think I'm going to have to race home and spend my night perfecting this.

Photographic Convergence

Chris Higgins

Have you ever taken a photo, only to find that it mirrored an existing