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11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory
Whether you want to be a Jeopardy! champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now.... READ ON
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11 Native American Names for Modern U.S. Cities
Words
11 Words for People Who Hate Certain Things
Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots mis- and miso-, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.... READ ON
Words
11 Little-Known Words for Specific Family Members
The words we use for family members in English are specific about some things, but vague about others. These words will help fill in the gaps.... READ ON
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11 Incredible Acts of Courage
Science
11 Gross Things That Could Be On Your Toothbrush
Before you brush today, consider this: Poop is just the beginning of what could possibly be hanging out on your toothbrush.... READ ON
TV
11 Strange Soap Opera Cameos
When soap operas went just a little nuttier.... READ ON
Animals
11 Ways Big Cats Are Just Like Domestic Cats
Just how much do big cats have in common with the tabby in your home? We asked Susan Bass, director of publicity at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida—you know, the place that puts out all those awesome big cat videos—to walk us through what behaviors big cats share with their domestic counterparts. (And don’t worry—we’ve put in a request for “sitting on computers” and “hanging out in the sink” videos.)... READ ON
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11 Amusement Park Secrets From People Who Work There
Thanks to Reddit AMAs, or “Ask Me Anything,” we now know more about the behind-the-scenes of amusement parks than ever before. Here are 11 facts about working at an amusement park, straight from actual employees.... READ ON
Animals
11 Mundane Objects That Are Statistically Deadlier Than Sharks
Sharks are often billed as merciless man eaters. Yet, they kill—on average—less than one person every two years in the U.S.... READ ON
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11 Classic Nicknames (And the People Who Hated Them)
We've all been given a nickname we weren't too fond of. These public figures can relate.... READ ON
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11 TV Theme Songs Not-So-Obviously Sung by the Star
Everyone knows Will Smith sang the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But there are plenty of other actors who stepped up and sang their show's theme songs.... READ ON
History
11 Famous Mayflower Descendants
Here are just a few of the famous Americans with Mayflower passengers in their family trees.... READ ON
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11 Controversial Vanity License Plates
Most vanity plates are pretty benign, simply revealing that the driver loves the Cubs or dachshunds or Quidditch. But these plates got people riled up.... READ ON
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11 Pairs of Unrelated Famous People Who Share a Name
How many conversations proceed blithely along before the participants realize they’re talking about two different people with sound-alike names?... READ ON
Movies
11 Things We No Longer See in Movie Theaters
From cry rooms to fine china!... READ ON

In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery. When the French government accidentally created a raffle where the prize money was significantly larger than the cost of all the tickets combined, Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won.

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