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8 Endangered Languages That Could Soon Disappear

Kaitlyn Boettcher

Endangered is a word we usually associate with animal species, but some languages, too, are dying breeds.

The Missing Links: On-Air Anchorman Battles

Colin Patrick

31 Bizarre Medical Conditions That Sound Made Up

Alvin Ward

Here's one for the hypochondriacs!

20 Towns Named for Other Towns But Pronounced Differently

Arika Okrent

Here are 20 American towns that have really cut the cord from the sources of their names.

Color Photos: Before & After D-Day

Jason English

In rare, color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE photographer Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after.

How to Use Chemistry to Age Whiskey in Days Instead of Years

The Week

A Cleveland-based start-up is condensing the process to about a week.

15 Details from the In Cold Blood Killers’ Case Files

Erin McCarthy

The Kansas Historical Society recently released Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene Hickock’s inmate case files, which shed light on their lives behind bars.

The Economics of the Loch Ness Monster

How Many Spiders Do You Really Swallow in Your Sleep?

Matt Soniak

The “you eat X number of spiders” factoid changes depending on who you ask. Some people says it’s three, others eight, and still others might say as many as several dozen.

5 Ways the KGB Kept Tabs on Hotel Guests in Estonia

Will McGough

Though the KGB denied having a presence at the Sokos Viru Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia, they actually closely monitored the activity of guests and employees. Here's how.

Morning Cup of Links: Texting on the Hood of a Speeding Car

Brian Abrams

The Faces Behind 9 Recognizable Names

Therese Oneill

These are names you’ve been wearing, eating, drinking and avoiding your whole life. Here are the faces and stories attached to them.

5 Hit Songs, Translated

Erik van Rheenen

When we start singing along to these foreign language earworms, we're probably not singing what we think we're singing.

4 Diseases Caused by a Lack of Essential Vitamins and Minerals

Arallyn Primm

Artificially added nutrients may not make a food “healthy,” but they do stave off several debilitating, and sometimes fatal, diseases of malnutrition. Here are a few of those maladies.

The Missing Links: Nothing Foul About These

Colin Patrick