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The Missing Links: Let the Word Nerd Wars Begin

Colin Patrick

Orchids: Masters of Plant Pareidolia

Miss Cellania

8 People Who Were Banned from Baseball

Ethan Trex

Plenty of other stars have gotten the permanent heave-ho from the big leagues.

The Puns Are Intended In These Prints!

Jamie Spatola

Floss:Handmade July 2013 2 of 3 - Your Walls Should Be Smarter - Kate Gabrielle's PunsIntended Prints

Coffee in Its Natural Habitat

Chris Higgins

11 Things You Might Not Know About Colorado

Amanda Green

It's August 1, and you know what that means. Your rent is due. Also, Colorado was admitted to the Union 137 years ago today!

12 Onomatopoeias from Around the World

Arika Okrent

Other languages have their own ways of representing sounds in the world, too.

Why Are Potato Chip Bags Always Half-Empty?

Roma Panganiban

As disappointing as it can be to tear into a bag of Lay’s to find empty air where your afternoon snack should be, that extra space in the package is there for a reason.

How to Walk Across Hot Coals

A bed of embers can exceed 1000°F, and the world’s hottest firewalk in 1997 actually topped 1750°F—the same temperature used for cremations.

12 Great Wizarding Cakes for Harry Potter’s Birthday

Jill Harness

Happy Birthday, Ken Burns!

Chris Higgins

26 Cool Tattoos Spotted at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con

Jill Harness

Geeks are known for their dedication to their favorite comics, TV shows, video games, and movies—so it's hardly surprising that there are tons of geeky tattoos at Comic Con, the world's larg

The Science of Implanting False Memories

The Week

MIT researchers have successfully incepted the minds of mice with events that never happened.

The Missing Links: No TV And No Beer Make Homer Something Something

Colin Patrick

5 Forgotten Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Here are some of the more bizarre Grimm tales that didn’t quite merit the Disney treatment.