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The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 81

Mark Arminio

It's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.

The Missing Links: Silly Comic Book Deaths

Colin Patrick

Buildings & Boulders As Movie Stars You’ll be amazed to realize just how many times you see the same buildings and the same mountains over and over and over again in films. * The Definitive

Where Did the Phrase "Smart Alec" Come From?

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Music History #16: "Nothing Has Been Proved"

Bill DeMain

“Nothing Has Been Proved” Written by Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe (1989) Performed by Dusty Springfield The

25 Things You Might Not Know About Sledding

Erin McCarthy

Initially developed to haul loads over snowy terrain, sleds quickly evolved into recreational devices.

Why is There a "B" in "Doubt"?

Chris Higgins

In this three-minute video, Gina Gooke explains why the English word "doubt" has a silent "b" in it.

Corn Flakes Were Invented as Part of an Anti-Masturbation Crusade

Matt Soniak

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Western world worked itself up into a mass hissy fit over the idea of people touching themselves.

Morning Cup of Links: "Hate Watch" TV

Miss Cellania

The Incredible Geometric Snow Art of Simon Beck. Each work requires hours or days of tramping around in snowshoes, and one false step will ruin everything.

The Missing Links: A Brief History of the Backpack

Colin Patrick

Show This to the Next Person Who Says They’re Freezing Here’s what it really feels like. * How the Backpack Came Forward There was a time when school kids had to actually carry their books.

Henrietta Lacks' Immortal Cells

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Great Paybacks/Strange Deaths in History: The Earl and the Vengeful Head

Matt Soniak

Wikimedia Commons Rognvald Eysteinsson didn't want to be a Scottish Earl, and his brother paid the price for it. Eysteinsson, a Viking warrior and sailor, helped Harald Finehair subdue vari

What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

Jason English

Reader Michelle has a question: "Are there any neat historical or regional terms for 'grandma' and 'grandpa' that my family might adopt?

In Washington, D.C., Peggielene Bartels is a Secretary. In Ghana, She's a King.

the mag

by Phoebe ConnellyPeggielene Bartels was a secretary until a 4 a.m. phone call turned her into

Where Did the Term "Booze" Come From?

Daven Hiskey

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click

Morning Cup of Links: The Moose Sex Project

Miss Cellania

Monica Lewinsky: The Inside Story of an Epic Newsweek Scoop. And they sat on it for a week. * Got An iPad For Christmas? It’ll Be Obsolete In Three Months.

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