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The Time Baby Ruth Sued Babe Ruth

the mag

When the Sultan of Sweet sued the Sultan of Swat, everyone paid attention.

Haemolacria: A Rare Condition That Makes People Cry Blood

Meghan Holohan

Doctors now have a bit of a better understanding of why some shed bloody tears, yet in many cases, it remains a mystery. Here are a few things we know.

Was the Ghostbusters Theme Stolen from Huey Lewis?

Stacy Conradt

The producers behind Ghostbusters approached Ray Parker, Jr., and asked him to come up with a song that included the name of the film, but was rather simple otherwise.

What Hand Signals Should I Avoid When Traveling Abroad?

When you’re trotting the globe, it’s important to know when to keep your hands to yourself.

You're Never Too Old for Halloween

Miss Cellania

When a picture of a 91-year-old man in a Halloween costume went viral in 2012, I was asked if other senior citizens dressed up in Halloween costumes.

Is Home Field Advantage Real?

Matt Soniak

20 Cute and Creepy Vintage Halloween Cards

Erin McCarthy

Halloween cards of yore could be both delightful and weird, serving up tricks and treats in equal measure.

A Closer Look at the World Series Trophy

Ethan Trex

The Boston Red Sox just won the World Series and are showing off their shiny new trophy. Here's a little history of the hardware.

5 Fancy Wine Pairings Lazy People Will Love

Jessanne Collins

You don’t have to hit the road—or even leave the couch, really—to experiment with the ancient science of flavor pairing.

My Favorite Astronaut Wrote a Book

Chris Higgins

32 Superstition Origins

Jason English

You know the superstitions. Do you know how in the world people came up with them?

5 Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's most interesting comic book releases includes Neil Gaiman's return to The Sandman.

12 Stanley Kubrick Strategies for Perfecting a Film

Meredith Danko

Director Stanley Kubrick died in 1999, but he still remains an integral part of our culture today.

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Why Are Black Cats Considered Bad Luck?

Kate Erbland

The pesky belief that black cats are somehow bad luck has endured for entire centuries.