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7 Bizarre Ways Kids Entertained Themselves Before Video Games

Therese Oneill

In the old days, all a kid needed to have a good time was imagination, some throwing knives, and a couple of belts tied round his neck.

Why Do Worms Surface After Rain?

Matt Soniak

Reader Bruce wrote in to ask, “When there is a heavy rain, worms climb out on the pavement, only to die when the rain stops. Why do worms commit suicide?”

What Spelling Bee Word Tripped You Up?

Jason English

Morning Cup of Links: The Hands-Free Whopper

Brian Abrams

17 Winning Words From Past National Spelling Bees

Stacy Conradt

On Thursday, Arvind Mahankali spelled "knaidel" to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Here are 17 of the most interesting words from the Bee’s history.

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 103

Mark Arminio

24 Great Gatsby Facts

Stacy Conradt

Would a Great American Novel by any other name be as sweet? Based on the other titles F. Scott Fitzgerald considered for Gatsby, we’d have to say no.

Trailer Thursday: After Earth, Now You See Me, Kings of Summer, The East

Stacy Conradt

Ruse of War: 6 Sneaky But Brilliant Strategies

Therese Oneill

Here are six commanders who were dealt bad hands, but bluffed and ended up flush.

This Lightbulb Started Burning When McKinley Was President

The Missing Links: Spiteful Solutions

Colin Patrick

Haptic Holography Will Be the Next Mind-Blowing Technology

Will McGough

Creating the Windows 95 Startup Sound

Chris Higgins

6 Feats of Aerial Photography Before the Airplane

Judith B Herman

The first aerial photographers didn’t wait for the invention of the airplane. There were other ways of getting a camera up in the air, with or without a human operator.

What Causes Late Night Snack Cravings?

Maureen Monahan

What is it that makes a “midnight snack” so irresistible? Short answer: blame your ancestors.