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11 Defunct Federal Agencies

Adrienne Crezo

So-called ABC agencies are shuffled, reorganized, eliminated or created with every administration.

Trailer Thursday: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2

Stacy Conradt

Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night (and when to stay home). Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow.

The Missing Links: The Terrorist and His Sweeper

Colin Patrick

What 11 Celebrities Would Be if They Had the Job Their Name Means

Arika Okrent

Many surnames are derived from words for occupations. A Baker is a baker, and a Miller is a miller.

11 Offbeat Commemorative Plaques

Maureen Monahan

From presidential kisses to witchcraft to events that may or may not have actually even occurred, plaques are rich and often underestimated sources of history that’s weird, funny, or just plain creepy

11 Web Toys and Generators to Waste Your Time

Miss Cellania

11 Places Where Wonderful Things Are Happening

David W Brown

It’s not all bad news out there!

11 Surprising Celebrity Business Ventures

Jennifer M Wood

See what happens when show business meets real business.

11 Vintage Photos from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

Erin McCarthy

Between May and October 1893, nearly 26 million visitors gained entry to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Here are a few photos from the event.

11 Songs Old Enough to Buy Booze

Chris Higgins

11 More Geeky Engagement and Wedding Rings

Jill Harness

The A.V. Club's Song Covers

Chris Higgins

6 Surprising Facts About Airline Crashes

The Week

Last weekend's crash of Asiana Flight 214 has many fliers rattled. But knowledge is power.

The Missing Links: The Single Worst Video Game Ever

Colin Patrick

How Is "I before E except after C" a Rule?

Arika Okrent

English spelling is hard. It's hard for kids to learn it, and it's hard for adults who have already learned it to remember how to do it right.

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