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Playing Tic-Tac-Toe With a 1966 Computer

Chris Higgins

"The only winning move is not to play."

The Mystery Of The Missing Purple Martins

Chris Higgins

An adventure to find a flock of Purple Martin songbirds.

12 Head-Scratching Terms Heard on Film Sets

Andrew N. Wong

Want to be a Hollywood insider? Then you’d better know the industry jargon.

10 Unexpected Duties Performed by the Secret Service

Stacy Conradt

We're guessing Secret Service agents didn't sign up to be wingmen and bellhops.

Why Engagement Rings Are Made With Diamonds

Ethan Trex

You can thank a De Beers marketing campaign that started in the 1930s.

This Weekend in History

Chris Higgins

Dylan goes electric, nuclear bombs explode underwater, the first IVF baby is born....

9 Great Wedding Venues For Science Lovers

Rebecca OConnell

For the more scientifically minded, a reception in a museum or zoo might be just the thing.

21 Darn Tootin' Facts About 'Fargo'

Adam D’Arpino

Is everyone’s favorite bloody Coen Brothers-classic-turned-TV-anthology coming back for a second season this fall? You betcha!

25 Things You Should Know About Tampa

Alvin Ward

Impress the locals on your next visit to Florida with these 25 facts about the Big Guava.

8 Regional Ice Cream Flavors To Try This Summer

Alvin Ward

Ice cream is popular everywhere, but not all flavors get around. Here are 8 regional ice cream flavors not often seen outside their home turf.

11 Paraprosdokians That Will Make You Think Twice

Andrea Juhász

These linguistic brain scramblers will make you rethink the entire line you just heard.

15 Things You Might Not Know About 'Caddyshack'

Sean Hutchinson

Harold Ramis' country club comedy classic is 35 years old.

Finding the Speed of Light With Peeps

Chris Higgins

Microwave old Peeps...for science!

9 Sweet Facts for Sour Patch Kids Day

Jake Rossen

Their decapitated heads are sold for Halloween. And they are delicious.

How Chuck Jones Mastered His Craft

Chris Higgins

How did Chuck Jones become so good? Discipline, rules, and logic. In cartoons.

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