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A Brief History of Jeopardy!

Jake Rossen

The long-running game show is adored by millions. But there was a time—and another time, and one more time—when questions swirled around its survival.

Why was Napoleon Usually Painted with A Hand in His Coat?

Kara Kovalchik

No, he didn’t have heartburn or an unsightly hangnail. Just like low-slung jeans and pet rocks, posing with one hand hidden was a fad, and was considered a symbol of good breeding.

From Caterpillar to Chrysalis—and What Happens in There

Erin McCarthy

Even though it's still snowing in some areas of the United States, spring has technically arrived.

5 Questions: "Ty" One On

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The Origins of 8 Nearly Obsolete Phrases

Kara Kovalchik

There are some phrases and clichés that were once common, but are now hopelessly dated now thanks to changes in technology.

11 Parodies of Notable Self-Help Books

Shanna Yehlen

When a book’s sole purpose is to help the reader change their life, it is only a matter of time before someone finds problems or inaccuracies within the text.

8 Strange Things Trucks Have Spilled (Besides Corndogs)

Chris Weber

Earlier today, a truck in Shreveport, Louisiana overturned, spilling corndogs across I-220 West. The carnival staple stalled traffic for much of the morning as the highway was shut down for cleanup.

All Three Seasons of Game of Thrones Recapped in Nine Minutes

Erin McCarthy

Game of Thrones' new season starts April 6. Can't remember exactly what's going on in Westeros?

25 Fun Facts About Back to the Future

Jason English

A few things you might not know about Marty, Doc, and Doc's pet chimpanzee.

The Missing Links: The 20 Best Small Towns Across America

Colin Patrick

"The Office" Time Machine

Chris Higgins

Tape, Glue, and New Kakapo

Matt Soniak

When I wrote about the kakapo—a chubby, flightless parrot that looks like a parakeet crossed with an owl crossed with a Muppet—last year, a group of the birds had recently arrived at their new home on

6 Awesome April Events from All Over

Miss Cellania

Morning Cup of Links: Prom?

Miss Cellania

What Happens If I Survive the Apocalypse and Only Have One Pair of Contact Lenses?

Nick Greene

Our biggest fear.

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