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17 Other Names Suggested for the Seahawks

Jason English

There were 1,741 unique names among the 20,365 entries in Seattle's 1975 name-the-team contest. Some of those suggestions were amazing.

11 Insane Movie Props You Can Buy on eBay

The Week

Who doesn't have a hundred grand to blow on a Jurassic Park velociraptor cage?

The Missing Links: Playing With Lego Online

Colin Patrick

Newcastle's Fake Big Game Ad Gets Focus Group Treatment [Sponsored]

Everyone's spending tons of money on Big Game ads. Newcastle wanted to buck the trend, so they made something decidedly different.

This Caterpillar’s Stink Breath Keeps the Spiders Away

Matt Soniak

Bad breath usually won’t win you many friends, but at least it will keep your enemies at arm’s length, too.

4 Music Videos Without the Music

Chris Higgins

Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

Cartoonist Julia Wertz opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and depression. Plus, a new spin on secret identities and Bryan Lee O'Malley's first graphic novel is 10 years old.

50 More Facts About the 50 States

Jason English

Last summer, John Green doled out 50 facts about the 50 states. Today he's back with 50 more!

Super Backups

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Do you remember the Super second-stringers who were just a heartbeat (or anterior cruciate ligament) away from football's biggest stage? How well do you know the men behind the men behind center?

Why Is That Country So ________?

Alvin Ward

The other day we featured a map showing Google autocomplete results for the phrase "why is [state] so..." Thanks to computer scientist Randy Olson, we've got a European version.

Why Does Q (Almost) Always Go With a U?

Arika Okrent

Leaving aside for now the few foreign loanwords (e.g., Qatar, Iraq) where Q shows up without a U, an English Q is the only letter that can't go anywhere without a partner.

5 Questions: "Oma" Gosh

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18 Athletes Going to Sochi Alone

Miss Cellania

The Missing Links: Lunch With Dad

Colin Patrick

7 Fun Facts About Martian Dust Devils

Mark Mancini

In addition to sounding like an awesome name for a rock band, Martian dust devils have been intriguing astronomers and climatologists for decades.

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