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7 Fascinating Facts About Narwhals

Jessica Hullinger

Just what are those massive tusks for, anyway?

Fiercety, Seriosity, Debonairity: 14 Abstract Nouns We Need to Bring Back

Arika Okrent

These –ty coinages have a slangy, modern ring to them but English speakers have actually been trying to make –ty happen for centuries.

The Missing Links: Two-Hit Wonders

Colin Patrick

Today is the Anniversary of the First Cell Phone Call

Nick Greene

8 Parasites that Create Zombie Animals

Miss Cellania

How to Look Like a Victorian Gentleman in 11 Easy Steps

Mark Mancini

Trying to add a bit of class to your 21st-century fashion sense? Here are some dandy pointers from Britain’s Victorian period

Grave Sightings: Jesse James

Stacy Conradt

After realizing that there are a lot of taphophiles (cemetery and/or tombstone enthusiasts) out there, I’m finally putting my archive of interesting tombstones to good use.

11 Body Parts Named After People

Ethan Trex

Who is Paul Langerhans, and how did his islets wind up in your pancreas?

Why the Inside of a Camel's Mouth Looks Like a Sarlacc Pit

Erin McCarthy

If you can get over the whole spitting thing, camels are pretty cute—at least until they open up their mouths

What is the Funny Bone, and Why Does Hitting It Hurt So Much?

Matt Soniak

The "funny bone" is neither funny (when you whack it on the edge of a piece of furniture), nor a bone (whether you whack it or not).

What's the Difference Between Flotsam and Jetsam?

Rick Marshall

Along with serving as the names of two villainous eels in Disney's animated classic The Little Mermaid, the phrase “flotsam and jetsam” is often used to describe the floating debris found in the

5 Questions: How I Met Your Mother

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Powder + Subwoofer = Awesome

Erin McCarthy

Ever wonder what would happen if you put powder on a subwoofer and turned up the bass? Well, wonder no more: In The Essence of Sound, director Susi Sie did just that.

This Is What a Never-Ending Baseball Game Would Be Like

Nick Greene

The Missing Links: Amazing Floating Things

Colin Patrick