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What's Up With Smoky Cocktails?

Clair McLafferty

What makes them taste like that—and why do we like it?

Complete These Bad Dad Jokes

Take the quiz!

Show & Tell: Powder Horn Map

Rebecca Onion

Men once etched diary entries, rhymes, and souvenir maps on the horns used to carry their gunpowder.

Tech That Teaches: 15 Smart Apps for Curious Kids

Alyssa Oursler

These apps can teach your little ones far more than a game of Candy Crush.

The Missing Links: Real-Life MacGyver Moments

Colin Patrick

Japanese Aquarium Displays Special Orchids for the Year of the Monkey

Rebecca OConnell

They're called "monkey orchids" for good reason.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Odd news stories you may have missed this week.

Standing Desks May Be Good for Your Mind, Too

Shaunacy Ferro

A small study of high school students finds that standing more at school improves working memory and executive brain functioning.

15 Surprisingly Easy Exercises to Ease You Into the New Year

Presented by GEICO.

Instagram Creates Whimsical Stop-Motion Paper Animations

Alvin Ward

The creative Instagram account helps you celebrate the holidays with paper.

We Just Had the First January Hurricane in the Atlantic Since 1954

Dennis Mersereau

Why did Hurricane Alex develop at such an odd time of the year?

Infographic: What Are the Most Powerful Sci-Fi Weapons?

Kirstin Fawcett

If you've ever wondered whether Dalek battle armor could withstand a blast from Futurama's F-Ray Gun, here's your answer.

Meet Manny the Selfie-Taking Cat

Rebecca OConnell

Forget the monkey selfie—we now have cat selfies!

15 Simmering Facts About Tea

Presented by GEICO.

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