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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

31 Facts About San Diego Comic-Con

Rudie Obias

Today is the beginning of the four-day comic book and pop culture convention universally known as San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).

10 Quotes from Queen Victoria on the Miseries of Royal Motherhood

Therese Oneill

Queen Victoria detested babies, childbirth, and all that muck. Below are some choice words Her Majesty had for the business of babies.

Meet pivot, a New TV Network with a Conscience [Sponsored]

Snail Facials: Japan's Slimy New Beauty Trend

The Week

Although dermatologists question its effectiveness, snail mucus contains hyaluronic acid and proteoglycans, which are used in cosmetics.

Brain Game: Fun with Flags, Episode 10

Sandy Wood

8 Pop Culture Periodic Tables

Miss Cellania

10 Minutes of Dominos Falling

Chris Higgins

4 Toxic Moments in History

the mag

It's bad news for princesses, of course, but for empires and armies, poison can be a game-changer.