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How the Kannapolis Intimidators Got Their Name

Hannah Keyser

Through Opening Day, we'll be looking at the stories behind some of the greatest team names in Minor League Baseball.

Sensory Fiction: Read Your Books and Feel Them Too

Meghan Holohan

In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, good citizens attend the feelies—movies that allow them to feel the warmth of a bear rug or the flutter of a kiss.

11 TV Shows That Changed Their Opening Theme Songs

Rudie Obias

Our connections to popular TV shows run deeper than their storylines and characters—we're also usually fond of our favorite show's theme music. But sometimes, those songs changed.

44 Fictional Characters Whose Names You Don't Know

Jason English Stacy Conradt

You've known these characters your whole life. Isn't it time you learned their real names?

Why Do We Call Very Dark Things Jet Black?

Kara Kovalchik

After all, how much more black could something be? And aren’t jets typically silver in color?

5 Questions: More "Bounce" to the Ounce

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What's in Your Favorite Holiday Drinks?

Alvin Ward

The results may put a damper on your morning sugar rush.

6 Predecessors to the Toilet

Therese Oneill

Here are six ways people have tried to make the troublesome business of doing your business more pleasant.

The Missing Links: How Mary Became Peter

Colin Patrick

The Missing Links: Cookie Trivia

Colin Patrick

Swimming with Giant Sloths

Brian Switek

Sloths aren’t the most impressive swimmers. When today’s two- and three-toed sloths take a dip, they bob along in an awkward doggy paddle.

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Season Six of the Six Million Dollar Man, the return of Stray Bullets and more interesting comics of the week

7 Tall Tales About Life in the 1500s and the Origins of Phrases

Judith B Herman

It hits your email inbox with surprising regularity: “Life in the 1500s,” a collection of the incredible stories behind old sayings. But the stories are too good to be true.

26 Outrageous Facts About Children's TV

Jason English

John Green goes behind the scenes of Barney, Teletubbies, Schoolhouse Rock, Yo Gabba Gabba, Blue's Clues and more

Morning Cup of Links: The Frozen Lighthouse of Michigan

Miss Cellania