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The Pig Latins of 11 Other Languages

Arika Okrent

Rules of language games in other languages may also vary, but here are some general guidelines for fun in 11 different languages.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Bald Eagle

Erin McCarthy

Why Don’t Cell Phones Have Dial Tones?

Matt Soniak

Matt Soniak answers today's Big Question.

The Late Movies: Before-They-Were-Famous "Murder, She Wrote" Guest Stars

Bryan Dugan

7 Other Ammonium Nitrate Disasters

Stacy Conradt

Last week’s horrific fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, was sadly not without precedent.

The Missing Links: Weird Product Placements in Movies

Colin Patrick

13 Products Made Using Recycled Materials

Erin McCarthy

One man's trash is another man's line of eco-friendly stuff.

9 Terrible Props Used in Bank Robberies

The Week

Spaghetti sauce now joins a veritable grocery list of items that have managed to trick frightened bank employees.

Who Was "Miranda" of the Miranda Warning?

Stacy Conradt

The arrest of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has revived the debate about whether suspected terrorists should be read their Miranda rights. Here's a look back at Miranda v. Arizona.

The Saint Who Played Sax

Matt Soniak

Music lovers are known to put their favorite artists on pedestals and bestow them with lofty titles. Springsteen is the Boss. Elvis is the King. Aretha is the Queen.

The Muppets Celebrate Earth Day (in 1990)

Chris Higgins

On April 22, 1990, the Muppets celebrated Earth Day with Carl Sagan, Neil Patrick Harris, Downtown Julie Brown, and many, many more.

15 of the Most Requested Karaoke Songs

Rudie Obias

Picking the perfect karaoke song can be a tough choice. The song has to be popular enough so people can sing along with you, but easy enough for a karaoke beginner to master.

Brain Game: Math Square #167

Sandy Wood

What Do Those Recycling Symbols and Codes Mean?

Rick Marshall

Earth Day is here again, serving as an annual reminder of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle our way to a better planet.

5 Pairs of Countries That Americans Confuse

Arika Okrent

There are some place names that just sound so similar, we'll keep mixing them up no matter how little they have to do with each other.