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11 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Comic Books

Rick Marshall

Sure, everyone knows Iron Man and Superman were comic-book heroes well before they made the jump to the big screen, but there's no shortage of movies out there with secret origins in the world of

On the 11th Day of Every Month...

Jason English

11 New York City Maps from Mapping Manhattan

Erin McCarthy

In 2007, Becky Cooper became an accidental cartographer on a project that would lead to her book, "Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers."

11 Names for Alphabetical Antics and Other Word Games

Judith B Herman

What do you call a word that spells another word backwards or a word that looks the same upside down? When terms for these orthographic puzzlers didn’t exist, logolologists were happy to invent some.

11 Geeky Engagement Ring Boxes

Jill Harness

While the most important part of an engagement proposal is the love shared between the couple, the ring is also pretty important, and if you’re going to give someone something that special, you might

11 Baby Naming Trends of the Past

Arika Okrent

The most popular names are always changing, but some of the naming trends have been around for longer than you might expect.

Last Week's Most Popular Stories

Jason English

Signature Song keeps Fairy-Wren Moms from Being Fooled

Jill Harness

Talk about "singing for your supper": New research shows that fairy-wren chicks have to sing a specific song to their mother or she will refuse to feed them.

Weekend Links: Staring at the Sun

Roma Panganiban

Morning Cup of Links: The Bitcoin Paycheck

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5 Small Creatures Capable of Causing Massive Amounts of Pain

Nicole Pajer

What these creatures lack in size they make up for in ability to kill—or at least make you wish you were dead.

These Destroyed-Looking Buildings Are Actually Fine

Jill Harness

Sometimes, architects design structures that are meant to look damaged in some manner or another.

Weekend Links: The Most Identical Twins

Roma Panganiban

The Late Movies: Songs about Moms

Erica Palan

27 Awesome Vintage Photos of Moms

Erin McCarthy

While you celebrate your mom, take a look back at mothers through the ages.