When dragonflies mate, their tails form a heart.
A lot of people think that the distress signal is an abbreviation for “save our souls” or “save our ship.” But in reality, "save our souls" and "save our ship" are backronyms, and
Obviously, because they’ve been naughty, and not nice.
Some of the students working at CERN in 2010 had at least one interesting extracurricular activity: Filming a zombie movie around the facility.
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How To Make An Awesome Family Christmas Card. With examples of funny, bizarre, and tragic cards that will be passed around for eternity.
Disaster Tourism at the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Site.
It's Thursday, it's late, it's time once again for the game that's sweeping the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below have something in common.
We tossed aside quite a few letters as our language grew.
Throughout the centuries, the patronage system has allowed for the redistribution of wealth from the business class to the creative class—the members of which were often assumed to be starving and in
Photo courtesy Snoop's Instagram
Snoop Dogg (AKA Snoop Lion) recently claimed in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) that he smokes a lot of marijuana. And I mean, a lot.
I wish I didn’t agree with Ken Robinson’s contention quite so much.
Moms Are the Best
And they’re doing a great job.
"We're in the bullion vault of the Bank of England.
1. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957) / Ed Wood (1994)
By any standard, Edward Wood, Jr. was not a particularly good filmmaker.
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For those of you who were too young to watch the show when it first aired, many of the topical references might be ancient history.