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20 Haunted Hotels You Can Stay In

Anna Green

Lost spirits and friendly ghosts allegedly haunt these hotels.

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New App is Crowdsourcing Weather Reporting

Anna Green

The app puts weather reporting into your hands.

A Museum Small Enough to Fit on Your Desk

Rebecca OConnell

Stegosaurus bone, mammoth meat, and the Berlin Wall: Keep an entire museum right on your desk.

Beet Juice Can Reduce Altitude Sickness

Shaunacy Ferro

High levels of nitrate in the juice help normalize blood vessel function.

11 Toasty Facts About Quiznos

Hannah Keyser

The sandwich chain has struggled recently, but there are still plenty of quirky facts from their 30 year history.

What Hägar the Horrible and the Chiquita Banana Girl Have in Common

Stacy Conradt

… Featuring a catchy 1944 cartoon starring the one-and-only Ms. Banana.

How Taco Emoji—and Hittite Hieroglyphs—Get to Your Screen

Maggie Shafer

Remember when there was all that internet racket about the taco emoji? The trending hashtag, the t-shirts, the campaigns—it was a global initiative, and it worked. And we were happy, for awhile ...

Are Squat Toilets Better for Your Butt?

Kate Horowitz

Proponents of squatting say seated pooping is hazardous to your health.

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Aladdin'

Therese Oneill

A whole new world of dazzling facts about this beloved Disney classic.

Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?

Caitlin Schneider

How the flat circle of time became the world's standard model.

The No-Excuse Guide to Making Salad Dressing at Home

Caitlin Schneider

A surefire way to kick that bottle habit for good.

13 Fascinating Little Facts About Liechtenstein

Meg Van Huygen

It's one of the smallest countries in the world, but it's not short on compelling qualities.

Watch Film Legend Boris Karloff's Horrifyingly Funny Coffee Commercial

Anna Green

Act alongside 'Frankenstein's Boris Karloff in this interactive coffee commercial.