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THE KNOWLEDGE FEED

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More People Live Inside This Circle Than Outside It

Alvin Ward

18 Fancy Words for Specific Shapes

Arika Okrent

Circle, square, triangle—boring! There are so many more shapes than those in nature. Good thing there’s a rich vocabulary of fancy scientific words for shapes.

Kickstart "Reading Rainbow"

Chris Higgins

Why Does Bacon Smell So Good?

Erin McCarthy

It is an immutable fact that nothing will get a person's mouth watering like the smell of bacon cooking.

The History of the Hamburger

Judith B Herman

Happy National Hamburger Day!

Turn Down, California [Sponsored]

Will Wild Mice Use Running Wheels?

Erin McCarthy

Scientists and animal rights activists have long wondered if wheel running was a neurotic behavior exclusive to captive mice.

Maya Angelou Reads "And Still I Rise"

Nick Greene

The author and poet has died at the age of 86.

That Time America Attacked the British Isles

Matt Soniak

We usually think of the American Revolutionary War as being fought strictly in North America, but naval battles were also fought in European waters by both American forces and by their French and Span

5 Questions: "Dum"my Up

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The Stories Behind All 50 State Quarters

Hannah Keyser

Here's how each state decided what to put on its commemorative quarter.

10 Terrible Overreactions to Messed Up Fast Food Orders

Stacy Conradt

It’s happened to all of us. You ordered a Big Mac at the McDonald’s drive-thru, but when you got home and opened the bag, you discovered a Filet-O-’Fish in its place.

13 Graphs for Laughs

Miss Cellania

The Spanish Village “Kill Jews” Has Decided to Change its Name

Arika Okrent

Nestled in the arid plains of northwestern Spain lies a little village that for a few hundred years has gone by the name Castrillo Matajudíos—in English, Castrillo Kill Jews (or Jew-Killer).

The Largest Immigrant Population in Each State

Alvin Ward

1910 vs. 2010

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