PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
Scientific names hail from a variety of sources, with the realm of fiction providing hundreds of creative titles for various organisms over the years. Here are eleven of the most unusual.
Over the years, a number of TV series have removed specific episodes from their rerun schedules. Here's why they were deemed so offensive.
Here are some uncommon but etymologically sound plurals that you may employ for petty pedantry at your own risk.
People have long been known to willfully pull out their own hair owing to anxiety, but it’s widely believed that chronic stress can cause inadvertent hair loss as well.
This week on Bates Motel: Norma storms off, repeatedly. Norman attempts to repress his happiness, repeatedly. Shelby acts creepy, repeatedly.
Last week, teen queen Annette Funicello, who you may remember from the original Mickey Mouse Club and her surf films with Frankie Avalon, died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.
How many songs can you think of that have the word STOP in them? Apparently graffiti artists have been able to think of quite a few and have used them to alter stop signs all over the country.
The name Gertrude sounds hard—and that’s intentional. It comes from the Germanic roots ger (“spear”) and þruþ (“strength”). No wonder ladies with the moniker are brutish, unapologetic enforcers!
Here are some examples of the good to take the edge off the horrifyingly bad.