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25 Things You Should Know About Chicago

Alvin Ward

Impress the locals on your next visit to the Windy City.

Name the Presidents of the United States

Can you name them all?

Don’t Be a Ninnyhammer: 11 Old-Fashioned Words for Idiots

Mark Peters

How often can you use the word "idiot" without falling into the idiocy of word repetition? Fortunately, there are many old, mostly forgotten terms ready for a revival.

12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons

Therese Oneill The Week

Almost 100 years ago, American women won the right to vote. But not before they were ridiculed and vilified.

Tiny Scottish Village Stunned by Theft of Six Knitted Hats

Roma Panganiban

Halt, Citizen! 15 Facts About 'RoboCop'

Jake Rossen

The future of law enforcement wore a Walkman.

Andrew Jackson Hasn't Always Been On the $20 Bill

Roma Panganiban

What Happens at the World Taxidermy Championships

Chris Higgins

Lots of carefully preserved animals, and more women taxidermists than you might expect.

Liquid Nitrogen + Balloons = Wait, What?

Chris Higgins

These balloons appear to self-inflate once removed from liquid nitrogen. See if you can figure out why! (The second video tells you.)

We're Running Out of Sand

Autumn Spanne

A worldwide construction boom is sucking our global sand supply dry.

28 Historical Photos of Dads Doing Dad Things

Erin McCarthy

Happy Father's Day!

There are Poop-Filled Mites On Your Face Right Now

Chris Higgins

It's a good news/bad news thing. Both are that there's nothing you can do about it.

How the Word ‘Father’ Unlocked the History of Language

Arika Okrent

It's no coincidence that the word used to describe dear old dad was so similar across distinct classical languages.

18 Fun Facts About 'The Blues Brothers'

Roger Cormier

Even a broken watch can tell you that the first SNL movie is still one of the most successful SNL movies.

The Clone Words: 15 Fascinating Terms from 'Orphan Black'

Angela Tung

The first rule of Clone Club is: Learn the language of Clone Club.