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Brain Game: Fun with Flags, Episode 3

Sandy Wood

How a Penny Could Make You Rich

11 Strange Movie Job Titles—Explained!

Judith B Herman

Here's what the key grip, best boy, and gaffer actually do, plus the origins of those titles.

Polydactyl Cats: The Charm of Big Feet

Miss Cellania

8 Historically Terrifying Viruses

Jessica Bloustein Marshall

All the hand-sanitizer in the world can’t save us from some of history’s nastiest viruses and the horrifying diseases they cause in humans—and we know you’re just itching to know all about them.

Retrobituaries: Theodore Maiman, Inventor of the Laser

David W Brown

In our Retrobituaries series, we highlight interesting people who are no longer with us. Today let's explore the life of Theodore Maiman, who died at 79 in 2007.

Learn Klingon in 6 Steps

Arika Okrent

So you think you have the fortitude to learn Klingon? Let's find out.

Why Do Black Shirts Get Hot in the Sun?

Matt Soniak

No doubt most of us have heard that black and other dark objects are more absorbant and white and light objects are more reflective, but let’s start out by clarifying just what’s being absorbed and re

Morning Cup of Links: Merida Will Stay the Same

Miss Cellania

5 Crazy Examples of Fear in Advertising

Therese Oneill

It’s our duty to tell you about these five things you might not have known were out to ruin your life.

Music History #24: "Say It Ain't So, Joe"

Bill DeMain

17 Tattoos Inspired by TV Shows

Jill Harness

Plenty of people are that dedicated to their favorite shows and there are tons of tattoos featuring TV show logos and characters out there.

The Missing Links: America, America, This Is You

Colin Patrick

Where Are They Now? 19 Child Stars of the '90s

Stacy Conradt

If you were a ‘90s kid, you know some of these faces as surely as if they ate rectangle pizza and lettuce salad next to you in the cafeteria every day. But would you recognize them today?

The History (and FlimFlam) of Tarot

Clay Wirestone

Even for those of us with no use for fortune-telling, there’s something different about Tarot cards. Those peculiar pictures. That association with ancient, mystical knowledge.