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History of the U.S.: Al Gore Really Did "Take the Initiative in Creating the Internet"

Stacy Conradt

While it was a bold claim, “took the initiative in creating” is not the same as “invented.” The latter summons up images of Gore writing equations in a white lab coat, laying fiberoptic cable in a har

The Number of the Day: 75

Jason English

Alaska is so big you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it. Related Fact: You could fit 546 Rhode Islands in Alaska, too.

9 Spooky Halloween Party Treats

Miss Cellania

Trick-or-treaters don't eat homemade Halloween treats anymore, which is a shame for imaginative chefs.

Brain Game: 10th Grade

My second year of high school began in 1981. (Was that 29 years ago?

Morning Cup of Links: Murder Mysteries

Miss Cellania

Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit? A dozen people in New York state alone have been exonerated by DNA evidence after they confessed to murder.

Why Are Scrubs Usually Blue or Green?

Matt Soniak

Medical professionals can choose from a wide variety of scrubs with different colors and patterns. So why are plain blue and green ones so

The Late Movies: 8 Character Actors Who Always Steal the Scene

Ransom Riggs

Obviously, these are some of my favorites, and I've certainly left lots of worthy actors off this list.

Neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}

David K. Israel

It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt! Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know?

Choose Your Own Adventure

Allison Keene

Most of you probably remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books, which gained a lot of popularity in the 1980s.

History of the World: Cable TV On, Women’s Shirts Off

Stacy Conradt

Before the Internet became a limitless font of pornography just a mouse click away, late-night premium cable TV was pretty much the best thing ever invented, as far as teenage boys were concerned.

Does Language Shape Culture?

Ransom Riggs

According to a raft of new research (and this great article in the WSJ), the answer is yes, profoundly.

Jimmy Fallon and JT Drop Some Hip-Hop

Chris Higgins

Last week, Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie role.

How an Island Full of Landmines Led to a Thriving Penguin Population

the mag

by Hank Green War—what is it good for? Well, if the Falkland Islands are any indication, it certainly helps

Record-Breaking Marathon Comedy

Colin Patrick

The majority of people who give stand-up comedy a try struggle to cobble together 5-10 minutes of material strong enough to hold an audience’s attention.

Brain Game: Math Square #44

The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this main grid (the red square). One number is provided for you.

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