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The Missing Links: At the Edge of the Earth

Colin Patrick

Hear Helen Keller Speak

Lucas Reilly

In this 1930 newsreel footage, teacher Anne Sullivan explains how Keller learned to speak.

Make this Drink to Celebrate National Rum Day

Ethan Trex

Today is National Rum Day, which for some reason is not yet a federal holiday. However, unlike Arbor Day or Grover Cleveland’s birthday, this is a holiday you should take the trouble to celebrate.

Nursery Rhyme Facts!

Jamie Spatola

Books, facts and fun for you and your little knowledge junkie.

The Science Behind Near-Death Experiences

The Week

"Walking towards the light" is a common experience for cardiac arrest survivors. A new study attempts to figure out why.

What's the Most Interesting Thing You Learned This Week?

Jason English

On Fridays, I ask a series of questions I hope will inspire discussion in the comments. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

10 Characters Made Famous on TV Variety Shows

Kara Kovalchik

Some variety shows launched characters that transcended popular culture then as Bart Simpson and the Sex and the City ladies have in more recent years.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

The Evolution of Soccer Balls

Erik van Rheenen

It wasn’t until 1855, when Charles Goodyear patented vulcanized rubber, that soccer balls started taking shape. Literally.

Morning Cup of Links: True TV Love

Miss Cellania

How the Temperance Movement Almost Killed Root Beer

Ethan Trex

In 1895, the Women's Christian Temperance Movement turned its sights on Hires, partially because of the word "beer" in the name.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 114

Mark Arminio

The 35 Best Costumes from the D23 Expo

Stacy Conradt

Last weekend was the D23 Expo, Disney's fan convention—basically the Disney Comic-Con—and people certainly dressed to impress.

11 Historical Photos of the Panama Canal

Erin McCarthy

Construction on the Panama Canal had ceased earlier in 1914, but it was on this date that the 50-mile-long canal officially opened to traffic after more than 30 years of planning, blasting, dredging,

8 Niche Blogs for Your Enjoyment

Miss Cellania