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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects Throughout History

Kristy Puchko

The Missing Links: Flying the Blah Skies

Colin Patrick

'Rainbow Brite' and 9 Other '80s Cartoon Reboots

Abbey Stone

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's comics include the Uncle Scrooge comic that inspired Raiders of the Lost Ark plus Cory Doctorow's graphic novel about a female gamer

Name the States That Appear on a Monopoly Board

Spock: "Fascinating," "Jim"

Chris Higgins

10 Famous Postal Service Employees

Jill Harness

These famous faces once braved rain, sleet, snow, and disgruntled customers as employees of the United States Postal Service.

Dumbbells, Barbells, Kettlebells—Why Do We Call Weights "Bells"?

Arika Okrent

25 of Oscar Wilde's Wittiest Quotes for the 160th Anniversary of His Birth

Amanda Green

Today is the 160th anniversary of Oscar Wilde's birth. Celebrate with some of his best quips.

Which Job Is Most Unique to Your State?

Alvin Ward

We teamed up with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., a CareerBuilder company, to determine the "most unique" job in each state using a measurement called location quotient (LQ).

15 Fanciful Facts About the Hearst Castle

Hannah Keyser

15 Delightful Hairdos History Has Forgotten

Whether you wear your locks long or short, straight or curly, or business in the front and party in the back, chances are good that you’ve fallen victim to at least one short-lived hairstyle trend.

15 Facts About 'Infinite Jest'

Nick Greene

15 Halloween Costumes From the 1970s

Rebecca OConnell

Photographer Larry Racioppo captured a variety of children's costumes as they roamed the streets in the mid-'70s. The results are a bit creepy, but ultimately endearing.

The Origins of 15 Spooky Halloween Traditions

This Halloween, don’t just have the best costume and the spookiest decorations on your block—share these sweet facts, too.

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