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2,000 Mini-Dominoes Toppled

Chris Higgins

Here's a big achievement with tiny blocks.

How Your Favorite Sneakers Got Their Names

Ethan Trex

We all know that Nike is named after the Greek goddess of victory, and the origin of "Air Jordan" is hardly obscure, but where did some other famous shoes and brands get their names?

17 Fun Facts About 'Deep Blue Sea'

Erin McCarthy

This so-bad-it's-good horror flick swam into theaters 15 years ago today. Here are a few things you might not have known about it.

Why Do Some Elements Have Symbols That Aren’t in Their Names?

Matt Soniak

The chemical symbol for oxygen is O. Makes sense. Calcium gets repped by a Ca. Sounds good. Hydrogen? H. Cobalt? Co. Lithium? Li. With you so far. Lead? Pb. Stop the presses!

Morning Cup of Links: Pie Man to the Rescue!

Miss Cellania

5 Questions: Craps Lingo

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Why Do Limbs "Fall Asleep"?

Matt Soniak

You sit too long with your legs crossed or lie with your arm under your head, and when you go to move the limb, it's tingling with a "pins and needles" sensation. But why?

Map of Pangea With Current International Borders

Alvin Ward

Let's get the band back together.

What the "Word Crimes" Animator Did Before "Word Crimes"

Chris Higgins

Weekend Links: Astronaut Potato Salad

Roma Panganiban

Amazing Iceberg Collapse Caught on Camera

Alvin Ward

"Run, Rick, go — goooooo!"

Weekend Links: Superheroines

Roma Panganiban

Dana Scully on God and Science

Chris Higgins

Explode a Watermelon Using Only Rubber Bands

Alvin Ward

Here are some science tricks you can do with objects you might have stashed around the house. Like a watermelon and dozens of rubber bands.

What Your Pronunciation of These Words Tells Other People

Rebecca OConnell

Subjects were asked how they pronounce certain words, and what they thought about people who said them differently.

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