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The Missing Links: Great Mysteries of WWII

Colin Patrick

Inside a Top-Secret Factory Where Scent Is Made

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Why Do Our Teeth Chatter When We're Cold?

Alvin Ward

The Biggest States A to Z

Can you name the largest state (by area) that starts with each letter?

11 Innovative Last-Minute Tech Gifts

So you’ve waited until the last minute to shop but still want an innovative gift idea that makes smart use of technology?

20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Galaxy Quest'

Kate Erbland

The Origins of 10 Popular Christmas Carols

Kristy Puchko

You've sung them while clutching cups of hot cocoa, cozying up around a fire, or stomping through snowdrifts. You've heard them played in shopping malls, churches, and holiday parties.

2014's Top Moments in Play-Doh Form

Alvin Ward

Listen to Neil Gaiman Read Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

Hannah Keyser

5 Questions: Seventh Day of Christmas

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Everyday Objects Dancing on Speakers

Alvin Ward

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year is 'Culture'

Arika Okrent

There were a number of attention-getting words this year, from bae, to normcore, to vape. But a word need not be shiny and new to get special attention.

15 Crazy World Records Set In 2014

Nick Greene

15 Harsh Things Critics Said About 'The Nutcracker' After Its 1892 Premiere

Arika Okrent

The road from its Saint Petersburg premiere in 1892 to annual must-see was neither direct nor easy.

15 Animals With Misleading Names

Michael Arbeiter

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