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Learn Klingon in 6 Steps

Arika Okrent

So you think you have the fortitude to learn Klingon? Let's find out.

Why Do Black Shirts Get Hot in the Sun?

Matt Soniak

No doubt most of us have heard that black and other dark objects are more absorbant and white and light objects are more reflective, but let’s start out by clarifying just what’s being absorbed and re

Morning Cup of Links: Merida Will Stay the Same

Miss Cellania

5 Crazy Examples of Fear in Advertising

Therese Oneill

It’s our duty to tell you about these five things you might not have known were out to ruin your life.

Music History #24: "Say It Ain't So, Joe"

Bill DeMain

17 Tattoos Inspired by TV Shows

Jill Harness

Plenty of people are that dedicated to their favorite shows and there are tons of tattoos featuring TV show logos and characters out there.

The Missing Links: America, America, This Is You

Colin Patrick

Where Are They Now? 19 Child Stars of the '90s

Stacy Conradt

If you were a ‘90s kid, you know some of these faces as surely as if they ate rectangle pizza and lettuce salad next to you in the cafeteria every day. But would you recognize them today?

The History (and FlimFlam) of Tarot

Clay Wirestone

Even for those of us with no use for fortune-telling, there’s something different about Tarot cards. Those peculiar pictures. That association with ancient, mystical knowledge.

36 Unusual Units of Measurement

Jason English

You'll be measuring things by the Wheaton in a jiffy.

5 Extremely Emo Scientific Phenomena

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Know someone who still thinks science is boring? Tell them to get a load of these five phenomena, which prove science can be as painfully poetic as a ghost falling in love with a cirrus cloud.

What is the Most Complex Chinese Character?

Arika Okrent

Chinese characters are made up of strokes.

The Origins of 9 Great British Insults

Chris Stokel-Walker

For as long as people have been speaking the English language, they’ve been deploying it to poke fun at one another.

The Late Movies: Muppet Babies Parodies

Erica Palan

World War I Centennial: Serbia and Greece Ally Against Bulgaria

Erik Sass