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11 Foods Inspired by Candy Corn

Jill Harness

Candy corn's tri-color design has become a classic symbol of Halloween treats.

How Many Countries Are There?

Chris Higgins

How Twin Peaks Made Modern Art of the Soap Opera

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Twin Peaks proved to fans, critics, and industry gatekeepers alike that television would no longer live in the shadow of film.

The Missing Links: Breaking Bad on Ice

Colin Patrick

What Was Your Best Subject?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of unrelated questions. Reading your answers helps me get through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

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Cocktail Chemistry: What Makes Simple Syrup Simple?

Clair McLafferty

From its ingredients to its straightforward recipe, simple syrup might be the least complicated item on a bar. But its role in your favorite drinks is incredibly important.

17 Bizarre Natural Remedies From the 1700s

Erin McCarthy

The Surprising Passions of 11 Brilliant People

You already knew everyone on this list was brilliant and accomplished in his or her chosen field. What you might not have known is that they were also truly devoted to their less publicized passions.

Do Big Cats Also Love Catnip?

Matt Soniak

You bet they do!

11 Really Smart Athletes

Kelly Carroll

Fitness doesn’t only apply to the body. Mental fitness is just as important, and while the world’s elite athletes are certainly physical specimens, many are elite brainiacs, as well.

12 Haunted Tours Worth Traveling For

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Morning Cup of Links: Party Like the Americans

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Behold, the Giant Magellan Telescope!

Chris Higgins

What's the Origin of the Word "Dude"?

Arika Okrent

For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with t