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10 Hitchcock Quotes for His Birthday

Erin McCarthy

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock! The director, who died in 1980, would have been 114 years old today. Here are a few words from the auteur himself to mark the occasion.

15 Minutes of ColecoVision Games

Chris Higgins

The Odd Case of Chinese Nail Houses

Maureen Monahan

A quickly spreading phenomenon in the construction world has given new meaning to the phrase “standing your ground.” In China, where urban areas are among the most rapidly growing in the world, a stra

10 Miniature Books We Covet

Virginia C McGuire

A miniature book at the University of Iowa Special Collections caused quite a stir this month, when a librarian there used a microscope to read the book's text for the first time.

Where Did the Term "86" Come From?

Will McGough

There are a few schools of thought behind where the saying came from. Some have more legs than others—such as those of the restaurant industry—but to this day, there is still no official etymology.

How to Win a Duel

So you’ve been challenged to a duel? Don’t worry—you’re in good company.

The Time Larry David Saved a Man from the Death Penalty

Ethan Trex

The Secret Art Installation Beneath Times Square

Lucas Reilly

Times Square is loud.

Before They Were Stars: 7 Early Films Featuring Hollywood Royalty [Sponsored]

World War I Centennial: Second Balkan War Ends

Erik Sass

11 Controversial SNL Moments

Maureen Monahan

Most Saturday Night Live skits just make people laugh. But these 11 segments made people angry.

The 11 Best-Named Political Parties

Erik van Rheenen

When they came up with their party platforms, these politicians got creative.

11 Things You Might Not Know About Roller Skates

Erika Wolf

It’s summertime, and at many points over the past few centuries, that was the only reason necessary to strap on some roller skates.

11 Messy Jobs for the Bravest Among Us

Lucas Reilly

The grind of a 9-to-5 got you down? You could be doing this today.

The Missing Links: 11 Links

Colin Patrick

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