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10 Questions From the U.S. Naturalization Test

Jason English

Could you pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test? Applicants must answer 6 of 10 questions correctly.

46 Facts About First Ladies

Stacy Conradt

Bring some First Lady facts to this year's Fourth of July barbecue.

7 Taboos From a 17th-Century Coffeehouse

Chris Vitale

Thanks to Paul Greenwod, who penned The RULES and ORDERS of the Coffee-House in 1674, we’ve got the basics to keep you from embarrassing yourself in front of 17th century London’s most progressive soc

The Missing Links: The NASA Sniffer

Colin Patrick

This Machine Eats Trees

Chris Higgins

15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in July

Hannah Keyser

6 Elaborate Plots to Prevent Tornadoes

Jessica Hullinger

There have been many harebrained attempts at preventing tornadoes.

How to Make Music with an Active Volcano

Mark Mancini

Meet Mount Etna. Europe’s tallest active volcano, this Sicilian landmark has a knack for inspiring artists.

'Frozen' Tours to Norway Take Off

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

This week's new comics include Skottie Young's Rocket Raccoon and the "100th" anniversary of the Fantastic Four.

Do Larger Animals Take Longer to Pee?

Sarah Fecht

Voyeuristic scientists have discovered a “golden” rule

Morning Cup of Links: The Walking Conan

Miss Cellania

Loyal Cat Welcomes Owner Home From Military Deployment

Hannah Keyser