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The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

How Charlotte's Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Sarah Crosland

Wonder how Myers Park or NoDa became Myers Park and NoDa? To track down these answers, we enlisted the help of local historian Thomas Hanchett.

How a Former First Lady Helped Save Grand Central Terminal

Amy Plitt

Shortly after New York City's Penn Station was torn down in 1963, its east side counterpart—Grand Central Terminal—nearly suffered the safe fate.

How Do You Say "Pecan"?

Arika Okrent

There may be as many ways to say it as there are pecans in a pie. What makes this word so hard to pin down?

The Secret History of the Pencil

the mag

And why you should thank Henry David Thoreau for the No. 2.

25 Colloquial British Terms for Describing the Natural World

Caitlin Schneider

Morning Cup of Links: Cat People are Awesome

Miss Cellania

Explore a Room of Skulls With Google Street View

Rebecca OConnell

7 Things You May Not Know About ‘Matilda’

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

5 Questions: Keeping It Legal

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14 Explosive Facts About ‘Doom’

Janet Burns

If you spent a fair bit of December 1993 onward blasting hellspawn, you might know a thing or two about Doom and its sequels.

Beyond Plumbing: 19 Other Jobs on Mario's Resume

With so many jobs under his belt, we thought Mario could use an update to his resume.

Hodor's Most Spoken Words in 'Game of Thrones'

Fall of the South: Lee Surrenders

Erik Sass

We're covering the final days of the Civil War exactly 150 years later.

5 Awesome (and Occasionally Terrifying) Marine Worms

Erin McCarthy