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14 Language Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

Arika Okrent

With the 1980 census, a three-part question was adopted that applied to everyone, giving a more complete picture of language in the U.S.

22 Things You Might Not Know About Hawaii

Amanda Green

Hau`oli la Hanau, Hawaii! Yes, you read that right. It was only 54 years ago today that Hawaii became part of the U.S. Let's celebrate with 22 facts about the Aloha State.

28 Foods Named After People

Stacy Conradt

How to Tell If Someone’s Lying

Unfortunately, no one’s nose grows when they bend the truth, so it can be hard to tell when someone’s playing you for a fool. Follow these cues, though, and you’ll become a human polygraph in no time.

Are We Still Worried About the Bermuda Triangle?

the mag

The Late Movies: The Best of Bo Obama

Erica Palan

The 7 Best Worker-Training Music Videos

The Week

From a corporate take on "Beat It" to a verse on the best way to pour coffee.

The Missing Links: Really Bad Band Breakups

Colin Patrick

9 Famous Works Written in Exile

Erik van Rheenen

Sometimes it helps to get away.

10 Modern Variations on Macaroni and Cheese

Miss Cellania

Grave Sightings: Joseph Schlitz, Brewing Magnate

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

The Bizarre History of White House Pets

Ethan Trex

There's a new Portuguese water dog roaming the White House grounds. Now that Sunny has joined Bo, let's look back at some of our favorite White House pets.

10 Wacky Grooming Products from the 1970s

Kara Kovalchik

I’d like to say that we Baby Boomers were savvy shoppers in our youth—that we never fell for fancy packaging or seductive advertisements. I’d like to say that, but I’d be lying.

How Effective is the Eye Black that Athletes Wear?

Will McGough

Sometimes it’s literally a glob of grease, other times it’s a synthetic sticker.

The Computer That Put Men on the Moon

Chris Higgins