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9 Common Words That Come From Words for Heat

Arika Okrent

It all comes back to the weather.

The Final Resting Places of Howdy Doody and 10 Other Childhood Icons

Stacy Conradt

How did Howdy Doody end up in Detroit? We have the answer, in addition to what happened to 10 other props you’ll remember from childhood.

The Missing Links: Skateboard School for Dogs

Colin Patrick

6 Alternative Dictionaries Your Bookshelf Needs

Chris Stokel-Walker

Just because some dictionaries have fallen by the wayside in the years since the world's first dictionary doesn't mean that they weren't any good.

Scientists Say Sex and Time Travel Might Not Mix

Will McGough

According to new research being conducted at the Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France, sex and time travel might not work out so well.

Look! A Rainbow Cloud!

Jason English

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

10 Annoying Sounds People Need to Stop Making

The Week

Teenagers aren't the only people who make annoying speech sounds.

What Are Smithereens?

Matt Soniak

“Blown to smithereens” is such a great, colorful phrase. Almost everyone knows exactly what you mean, without being able to define what exactly a smithereen is. What the heck are they?

24 Words That Used to Mean Something Negative

Lucas Reilly

Sometimes words move up in the world.

Morning Cup of Links: Comic-Con Cosplayers

Miss Cellania

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 110

Mark Arminio

10 Celebrity Boycotts

Amanda Green

From Florida to Instagram to Cristal.

Squirt Guns Predate the Civil War

Mark Mancini

Summer's here, and for many of us that means the season of squirt guns and Super Soakers is upon us.

The Missing Links: When the Weather is Hot, Make Lemonade

Colin Patrick