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A Guide to Using Beer in Cocktails

Clair McLafferty

Our primer on fermentation and some flavor compounds common to beer.

The Missing Links: Return of the Rainbow

Colin Patrick

25 Facts About John Adams

Arthur Holland Michel

Lawyer, statesman, president, gadfly, New Englander: John Adams was a lot of things, but boring wasn't one of them.

The Actual Size of Greenland

Rob Lammle

Africa is about fourteen times larger than Greenland, but on many maps they're roughly the same size.

The Surprising Origins of TV Character Names

Christian Bond

Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and here are some examples of how deep show creators had to dig.

WWI Centennial: “Militarism Run Stark Mad”

Erik Sass

Two years after the sinking of the Titanic the world was gripped by news of yet another horrific maritime disaster—but developments behind the scenes foreshadowed something even worse.

Listen to a 1993 PC Boot Up

Chris Higgins

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

5 Game Show Controversies That Weren’t in 'Quiz Show'

Arthur Chu

These contestants made headlines for flouting the rules or beating the system—the true anti-heroes of game show history.

What Was Your Best (or Worst) Summer Job?

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...

What’s the Difference Between “Mostly Sunny” and “Partly Cloudy”?

Matt Soniak

A question from Marcus in Louisville.

Soccer's Long History as America's Sport of the Future

Aaron Gordon

Saving Mothers' Lives, One Village at a Time

Chris Higgins

5 Boring Subjects Translated Into Clickbait Headlines

Arika Okrent

These headlines were kind of boring. You'll never guess what happened next.

7 Simple Ways to Make Chores More Efficient