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The Day the Royal Navy Ended its Daily Rum Ration

Erin McCarthy

Rum isn't just the preferred drink of pirates: For more than 300 years, the booze was also part of the daily rations of sailors in Britain's Royal Navy.

What's a Life Hack Everyone Should Know?

Jason English

On Fridays, we ask a series of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. Answer one, answer all, or ask your own question. On to this week's topics...

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

11 Awesome Animal Kingdom Moms

Kate Erbland

Mother’s Day might sound human-centric, but there are plenty of moms out in the wild who exhibit excellent parenting skills.

10 Badass Moms Who Deserve Their Own Holidays

Judy Dutton

Most moms should get a medal. These women deserve more.

Does Every Rose Have Its Thorn?

the mag

7 Home Comfort Items' Amazing Origins

5 Questions: Cry Me a "River"

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WWI Centennial: Assassins Prepare Amid Rumors of Serbian Coup

Erik Sass

13 Bold Fashion Predictions from 1893

Erin McCarthy

Were these illustrations meant to be true predictions or just satire? We'll never know—but at least we can enjoy them.

Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: 'Frozen' as a Horror Movie

Colin Patrick

Well, it’s about time. 'Frozen' has been re-edited into a horror film trailer.

25 Movie Cameos by the Authors of the Original Books

Stacy Conradt

Keep your eyes peeled for these sneaky appearances the next time you’re enjoying a movie based on a book.

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5 Words That Trace Back to the Word "Mother"

Arika Okrent the mag

Make Mom proud this Mother's Day—incorporate her in your vocabulary.